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21-yr-old man nabbed with 26 mobile phones, pistol in Benue

The Benue Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man with 26 mobile phones, a locally made pistol and other items in Otukpo Local Government Area…

The Benue Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man with 26 mobile phones, a locally made pistol and other items in Otukpo Local Government Area of the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Moses Yamu, said the suspect, Godwin Raphael was arrested on Dec. 25 following an intelligence tip off.

Yamu said policemen arrested Raphael with 26 mobile phones, a locally made pistol, three live cartridges and one plasma television, adding that he was in the company of other criminals, who escaped and were still at large.

He said the command also arrested 11 suspected cultists at the point of initiations at Wadata, Makurdi on Dec. 26, during its routine raid.

He added that the command had on the night of Dec. 26 arrested four suspected armed robbers in a Toyota Corolla car with a locally made pistol and one live cartridge in Ado Local Government.

He named the suspects as: Monday Igbo, Moses Abbah, Friday Oguche and Godwin Ochigbo.

Yamu further disclosed that four members of the Red Skin confraternity cult were arrested in Otukpo on Dec. 27, with a local pistol, two cartridges, a big bottle of dry gin, and 60 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

 

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