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Home » Police parades two blood brothers, 11 others for armed robbery, car/motorcycles snatching in Kogi

Police parades two blood brothers, 11 others for armed robbery, car/motorcycles snatching in Kogi

by newshubmag

From Babatunde Rahman,Lokoja 


Kogi State Police Command has arrested 13 suspected armed robbers, Car/motorcycles snatchers including two blood brothers  of the same father  terrorizing residents of the State at various locations following a tip off. 


The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji disclosed this while parading the suspects at the Command headquarters in Lokoja on Thursday.

He said the strategies adopted by the command had provided avenue for effective collaboration with other critical stakeholders by giving them the access to share information that will assist in crime control and management. 


Ekpeji said that one Mohammed Yahaya and other two siblings ,Idris Bello and Nafiu Bello were arrested in connection with snatching four expensive cars  in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. 


He said that on 18th  December,2019 following a tip off the suspects who have been terrorizing Lokoja and its  environs snatched at gun point a Toyota  Sienna car and other valuables along old Stadium Road in Lokoja.


The Commissioner of Police pointed out  that on receipt of the  information, the operatives attached to Surveillance Team  State CID led by ASP Ahmed Bata  swung into action and arrested all the three suspected armed robbers .


He added that during the investigation one of the suspects ,Idris Bello led detectives to his house where a locally made pistol with one live ammunition and one English made pistol with five live ammunition were recovered ,while another suspect,Nafiu Bello led investigating team to his house at Kporoka ,Lokoja where a Ford Explorer with Registration number Lagos  SJ 793 KJA which they used to carry operation was recovered. 


According to him, further investigation led to recovery  of one Toyota Sienna, one Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla car from Kaduna State on January 17 2020 .


The command had also arrested Ahmed Abah ,Yauza Adamu and Idris Sani for allegedly stealing a Toyota highlander with  registration number Lagos SMK 963FZ belong to a company in Lagos.


The Police boss stated that on 28th January at about 01.00 hours operatives attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad while on routine patrol intercepted  the Toyota Highlander and the occupants confessed to have stolen the vehicle from his employer in Lagos.


During the parade the principal suspects  confessed to newsmen to have committed the crimes, as Idris Bello told the journalists that he along with his gang had snatched cars at one time or the other at  Stadium Road, Adankolo new layout, Fen Junction and Zone 8 junction respectively in Lokoja.


On the other hand , Ahmed Abah who claimed to a driver for a company in Lagos confessed that his employer did not pay his salary hence he decided to sell the car to off set his outstanding salary. 


Other suspects paraded  were motorcycle snatchers from various parts of the state and one impersonator claiming to be an army officer using the camouflage uniform to snatch motorcycles in Anyingba. 


News Hub Mag! reports that the Commissioner of Police assured that all the suspects would be  charged to court accordingly.

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