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18 suspects including 2 Kogi poly students held for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cultism

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18 suspects including 2 Kogi poly students held for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cultism

By John Akubo

A HIgher National Diploma student Jacob Ufedo and an ND Accountancy student Abubakar Sadig were paraded by the police for robberies on the very day they wrote their final examinations at the Kogi State Polytechnics Lokoja,
16 other suspects were arrested from their hide outs across the state for their involvement in kidnappings, armed robberies and cultism
The Command Public relations officer Dsp William Aya who Paraded the suspects Wednesday in lokoja, said that in compliance with the directives of the Inspector General of police Ibrahim Idris to the command to ensure safety of lives and property of the citizenry.
He indicated that the command has adopted proactive measures to stamp out activities of the hoodlums from the state.
Aya said five suspects who were armed with two locally made guns attacked a police staion and a vigilante office in Adankolo a suburb of lokoja, causing bodily harm to officers on duty and carted away valuable property of the police.
He added that the hoodlums claimed that they were protesting the death of two of their members who were drown in the river Niger while trying to evade arrest from the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency b (NDLEA) w stormed their bunk in search of the ilicit drug.
The police public relations officer added that five fulani men who specialises in kidnapping and armed robbery activities around Osara area of the state where arrested while combing the bush within the area saying his men were able to rescue unhurt the victim one Muhammed Bello from the them.
Aya explained further that the prompt intervention of the FSAR led by Dsp Danjuma Bukar promptly arrested Ukwumodu Agono and Abu Atobo who were terrorizing the people of Anyigba in Dekina LGA and its environs adding that luck ran out of Ebeh Musa and Ameh James from Idah who were arrested while snatching at gun point a daylong motorbike from Achile Sumaila at Agbagigbo in Ofu LGA of the state.
According to Aya, four notorious armed robbers operating within the polytechnics off campus lodges were arrested through the vigilance of one of the victims who identified one of the members of the gang leading to the recovery of the stolen items.
While advising citizenry to be vigilant about people around them said one Muhammed El Amin and Abdul Jawal who sells phones at the GSM Market Cantoment area of Lokoja were arrested with 10 laptops and 4 handsets for being a receiver of stolen items.
El Amin said he regretted his activities saying that at a point when his accomplices were not forthcoming , he will put a call to them to intensify efforts at getting more consignments from their victims.
He added that one of his accomplishes who is on the run specialises in replacing the case cover to deceive even the owners from identifying the laptops.
In the same vein, Jacob Ufedo who just completed his final papers for HND Business Administration on the 7th November, 2018 was arrested on the very day he was arrested for robbing his victims at Nyamanyama road , Ganaja Village , lokoja, admitted thatbhe was tempted to rob when an unknown person gave him a locally made pistol to keep for him.
Items recovered from the hoodlums includes, 2 Ak 47 rifles, 60 rounds of Ak 47 amunitions, 1 single barrels gun; one action barrel rifle , one locally made pistol , weeds suspected to be indian hemps , 10 laptops and six handsets.

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Unknown gunmen kidnap family of three in varsity campus

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Unknown gunmen have abducted three members of a family from the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The university through a press release that was signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University, said the armed kidnappers abducted husband, wife and daughter from the main campus in Samaru, Zaria.
The statement concealed the identity of the victims.
The press statement reads in part, “At about 12.50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the University on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.
“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into nearby bush along with the victims.


“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the University, the kidnappers released the wife and daughter but went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.
“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.
“The Vice Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

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NMA appeals to Security agencies, Kogi Govt over rescue of kidnapped member

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter, has made a passionate appeal to security agencies and the state government on the need to rescue it’s member
Dr Azubuike Iheanacho, kidnapped on Nov. 21 in Anyigba.
The association in a statement on Monday in Lokoja, said Iheanacho, the Medical Director of Peace Hospital, Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The statement was jointly signed by Dr Omakoji Oyiguh, the branch Chairman and Dr Famotele Tolorunju, the Secretary.
The association said the unknown gunmen stormed the doctor’s residence between 9.00p.m and 9.30p.m. last Saturday night.

The doctor was said to have been abducted in front of his house while returning from an outing in a vehicle with his wife and a friend.
The NMA added that the gunmen ordered the victim’s wife and his friend out of the car and zoomed off with him to an unknown destination.
It said it had reported the ugly incident to security agencies and the state government.
It would be recalled that two medical doctors, Ebiloma Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba, were earlier abducted on Oct. 6.
They were later released, following intervention of the security agencies.

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Maina’s refusal to appear in Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody

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Court lands Senator Ali Ndume in prison custody


After Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) jumped the bail, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison.
Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina, hence Justice Okon Abang gave the remand order.

The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surtee for, had jumped bail.

Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.
Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.
Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfill the bail bond or produce Maina in court.













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