Crime

Police parades 6 suspected  arms dealers, car snatchers and kidnappers in Jos

IGP Usman Baba

From Andrew Ajijah, Jos

The Plateau State Police Command on Monday paraded six suspects accused of car snatching, dealing in arms as well as kidnapping.

However, one of the suspects who was accused by the police of being a car snatcher, Ike Okoro,  told journalists in an interview that he was an ordinary  thief who robs on the highway.

Similarly, two other suspected arms dealers, Caleb Katwal and Irimiya Dalek denied involvement in the allegations levelled against them with the police insisting that a G3 rife was recovered from them, during search of their residences.

Briefing newsmen on how the suspects were apprehended, the state Commissioner of police Bartholome Onyeka, said the Command shall intensify more efforts towards riding the state of criminals.

The police chief said his administration has renewed strategies of arresting criminals, adding  that the ongoing synergy between the police and other security operatives including neighborhood watch have been yielding positive results.

The police commissioner also presented to Journalists, one Samuel Samson, who according to the police force,  was kidnapped from Gwagwalada, Abuja, and abandoned in Jos by his abductors.

The police commissioner revealed that Samson was left alone because he was not the target of the abductors.

Explaining how he was abducted, Samuel Samson narrated that his abductors seems to have targeted his boss, who was absent at the time of the visit by the Kidnappers who whisked him away.

Samuel Samson is currently being treated in an undisclosed hospital in Jos and is being monitored by the police.

A total of 200 pieces of G3 live ammunitions (7.62×51mm), 80 pieces of AK 47 live ammunitions (7.62mm), 56 pieces of type 06 live ammunitions and one empty magazine were displayed

CP Bartholome Onyeka solicited the Cooperation of the public to always volunteer timely and accurate information to the police to the curb criminality.

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