State Police Commissioner, Isaac Akinmoyede.

By M. Peter – Jos

Plateau state police command parades 23 suspects for various crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, illegal possession of firearms, defilement, trespass, culpable homicide, fabrication of firearms and belonging to unlawful societies.

The State Police Commissioner, Isaac Akinmoyede, while parading the suspects on Wednesday, lauded the collaboration and cooperation of communities.

He said community collaboration with the police helped the command to apprehend the suspects, appealed for sustained collaboration from the public.

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The CP said command had arrested some criminal elements that are bent on making the job of policing on the Plateau difficult and ensuring that some law abiding residents of the state experience pain and anguish.

Their arrest led to the recovery of arms, ammunition and other unlawful implements that aid them in their unlawful trade, Akinmoyede said.

“Some of the achievements of the command are: arrest of one suspect and recovery of firearms. On 22/02/2020 at about 1pm while acting on a credible intelligence, Police operatives attached to Nasarawa Gwong Division arrested one notorious armed robber Abdulsalam Adams ‘m’ of Gadan Sogai at Congo Area of Jos North LGA.

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“When search was conducted on his residence, one locally made pistol hidden under a motorcycle was recovered. Meanwhile, two of his gang members namely: Ishaq and Khalid all of Congo Area whose surnames are not yet known escaped before the arrival of the Police operatives.”

“Arrest of one armed robbery suspect: On 28/02/2020 at about 9.20pm, operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit (AKU) of the Command received a distress call while on routine vehicular patrol that one Uche Evangeline ‘f’ of Lamingo area and Manya Gabriela ‘f’ of Tina Junction area of Jos were robbed at Dogon Karfe.”

“The operatives went after the suspects and arrested one Gabriel Emmanuel ‘m’, aged 38years in a black colour Golf 3 Saloon car with Reg. No. BM 687 KUJ. When search was conducted on the suspect, items belonging to the victims were recovered inside his vehicle. He is assisting the police in order to apprehend other members of his gang on the run. He will be charged to court soon.”

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On activities of kidnapping, CP added, “On 19/02/2020 at about 1.15pm, a distress call was received from a good Samaritan by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit that a four-man gang that specialize in kidnapping forcefully invaded the residence of one Ladi Gwani ‘f’ of Rayfied Jos on 19/02/2020 and attempted kidnapping her daughter one Jemima Gwani ‘f’ aged 4years but met some resistance and ran away.”

“The following suspects were arrested in connection of the crime. Joseph Dawenn, ‘m’, 19 years, Samuel Vidap Mangs, ‘m’, aged 25 years, Bamshak Mark ‘m’ aged 24 years, and David James ‘m’, aged 19 years all of Favwei Area of Jos South LGA of Plateau State.”

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include, three (3) pairs of Pliers, two (2) Knives and a Machete. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”