The Kogi State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested two members of a suspected armed robbery and kidnap-for-ransom gang that has been terrorising people of the state.
Spokesman of the Command, William Aya said the state Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga had ordered a massive deployment of its men across the state to ensure a hitch free Eid-El-Fitr celebration.
Aya said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Command led by its Commander, DSP Babagana Bukar while acting on actionable intelligence, arrested the duo of Ibrahim Haruna and Dahiru Abdullahi both of Kaduna State at the river side in Iyara, Ijumu LGA of Kogi State. He said both confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of several armed robbery activities in different towns across the state.
“During interrogation, they further confessed to belong to the gang of twelve dreaded and vicious kidnap for ransom gang. They also confessed that they robbed their victims on the Iyara highway and collected their money, cloths, handsets, jewelries.
“The suspects were arrested while preparing to travel back to Kaduna. Items recovered from them include, four assorted handsets, different sets of new cloths, different sets of new jewelries, sets of shoes, rubber slippers and cutlasses”, he said.
He said efforts is on to trail and arrest the other members of the gang, adding that the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.