Police arrest three suspected ritualists with human skull, robbers in Kogi

By AdvocateNews on 27/05/2020

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The Kogi State Police Command has arrested seven members of a kidnapping, armed robbery and ritualists gangs who have been terrorizing the people of the state.

The spokesman of the command, DSP William Aya, in a press statement made available to journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday, noted that the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) through a tip off arrested the suspected criminals from their different hideouts across the state.

According to Aya, the three suspects ritualists were arrested were in Ajaokuta Local Government of the state.

The arrested ritualists, who were found with human skull, were Mohammed Yakubu, Sekpe Samson and Emmanuel Gwatana.

The command in the statement also announced the arrest of the trio of Ibrahim Saliu, Jimoh Yakubu and Isah Usman for alleged robbery activities.

Another suspect identified as Hassan Adedoyin Bashiru, according the PPRO specialized in handset snatching and was arrested at Agbaja Village under Lokoja Local Government area of Kogi State.

“The continuous onslaught against kidnapping, armed banditry and other heinous crime in Kogi State have continued to yield positive results as operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Kogi State recorded yet another harvest of criminal elements.

“The crime prevention and control strategies adopted by the Command through intensive patrol, raids of identified criminal hideouts, as well as intelligence led to the arrest of seven suspected criminal elements terrorizing the innocent people of the state.

“On the 29/4/2020 at about 1100hrs, following a report received that some unknown armed robbers invaded and robbed some houses in Adavi and carted away their properties.

“The operatives promptly swung into action and arrested one Ibrahim Saliu of Etahi Village, Okene who have been terrorizing Okene and its environs. Further investigation led to the arrest of the duo of Jimoh Yakubu and Isah Usman both if Okene. All the suspects will soon be arraigned in Court,” DSP Aya stated.

Items recovered from the suspects included human skull, one locally made pistol, one cut to size locally made single barrel gun, seven live cartridges and handset.

Posted 27/05/2020 09:51:21 AM


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