A 25-year-old suspected armed robber and kidnapper operating along Irunda-Isanlu, the western axis of Kogi state has been apprehended by the police.
Umaru Muhammed who belongs to a suspected member of a gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery, and kidnapping around Isanlu and its environs was arrested on 3rd November,2021.
According to a statement sent to DAILY POST on Friday morning by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP William Ovye Aya, the arrest was made possible following a report received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were sighted around Isanlu axis.
“The Police operatives promptly swung into action, trailed the suspects to Koro Village, a boundary between Kogi and Kwara States where Umaru Muhammed was arrested, while other members of the gang escaped, ” he said.
Some of the items recovered from the suspect, according to the PPRO are one locally made gun using AK-47 rifle live ammunition, two AK-47 live ammunition, one single pump action barrel gun, one matchet, and dangerous local charms.
Aya said the suspect had since confessed to the crime and will soon be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.
He added that the Kogi State Police command under CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban is committed to ensuring adequate security of life and property in synergy with other security agencies in the State.
The statement enjoined members of the public to sharpen their power of observation and report any suspicious movement or activities around their neighborhood to the police or any other security agencies in the State.