'Army' Robbers Nabbed, Paraded In Lokoja
The Nigerian Army has paraded four suspected interstate armed robbers, kidnappers in Felele Area of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital that have been terrorising the people of the State and its environs for a long time.
Parading the suspects, the intelligence Officer Command Army Records and the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Command Army Records, Lokoja, Captain Nick Ejeh noted that the suspects when arrested disguised themselves as Army soldiers.
According to him, the suspects are Japhet, Saviour Dennis known as Ataem, Dolnard and Joseph the group leader, all from Guma LGA, Benue State.
Captain Ejeh hinted BOUNCE NEWS that, the suspects were in operation when some of the community members alerted the Military on patrol.
He said they were engaged in a shootout which led to their arrest.
BOUNCE NEWS also gathered that,one of the suspects Japhet sustained injury during the shootout while three others escaped but were later apprehended.
The items recovered from them include one Ak47, a magazine, 28 live ammunition, two cutlasses, 22 assorted cell phones, over 44 riffles, assorted charms, cash of 15,200, Mopol Barret and military attires.
Ejeh therefore expressed dismay on the level in which perpetrators illegally flaunt Army uniforms in committing crimes noting that effort is trailed to trace the other members of the gang.
In the same vein, the kogi Police command also paraded two criminals allegedly said to be the master minder of the recent armed robbery attacks along Okene- Lokoja road.
Parading the suspects also, the State Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Williams Aya disclosed their names as Haruna Saleh of Fulani Camp Obajana and Dulla Dankali of Fulani Camp Gada Biyu.
According to him, the recent attacks on motorists along Okene- Lokoja road by some suspected criminals which led to the killing of a luxurious bus driver, robbed passengers of their valuables and kidnapped them into the bus.
Meanwhile, the command's Special Anti-Squad led by DSP Babagana swung into action and arrested the two suspects.
He noted that investigation is still ongoing as the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be arraigned in the court of law as soon as investigations are completed.
Meanwhile, the state governor Yahaya Bello has urged the general public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement in their area.
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