- Two police officers and one naval personnel have been paraded for kidnapping and armed robbery
- The three officers were paraded after their arrest in Kogi state
- Police commissioner Ali Janga said the police officers have been sacked and would face trial soon
The commissioner of police in Kogi state, Ali Janga, has paraded two serving officers of the force as well as one personnel of the Nigerian Navy for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.
Reports confirmed that the suspects were among others paraded by Janga, who gave the names of the police officers as Corporals Isiaka Suleman and Ibrahim James. The naval personnel was identified as Bature Habila.
He said the policemen had been dismissed and would be charged to court with the fourteen other suspects after investigation is concluded.
The commissioner said the suspects were arrested within the two weeks that he resumed duty in the state.
The Nation reports that Isiaka Suleman, one of the arrested policemen, confessed saying he was contacted for the job by one Francis Alfa, who is currently hospitalized.
“I was serving with Zone 8 (Lokoja) Headquarters when I was moved to the Foward Operation Base (FOB) station in Tafawa Balewa LG in Bauchi when Francis contacted me.
“When you are caught and arrested, you will be charged to court; I know the consequence,” he said.
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The police reportedly recovered four AK-47 rifles, three pump action riffles, assorted rounds of ammunition, a motorcycle and charms from the suspects.
NAIJ.com earlier reported how the Nigeria Police Force has paraded 11 suspects described as vicious kidnappers, who until their arrest, held sway along the now very dangerous Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Some of the suspects were also arrested along the Gwari-Funtua, Birnin Gwari-Kaduna and Kaduna-Kano highways.
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