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Police Parade Kidnap Kingpins, Fraudsters, Armed Robbers In Kwara

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Police Parade Kidnap Kingpins, Fraudsters, Armed Robbers In Kwara

It was also revealed that Dogo was part of the gang that kidnapped Magistrate Bamigboye also in January 2023.

The Kwara State Police Command has paraded suspected criminals apprehended for crimes ranging from murder, kidnapping, cultism, and armed robbery in Ilorin and other parts of the state.

A team of Policemen attached to Banni Division in conjunction with local vigilantes acting on intelligence stormed Banni forest in search of suspected kidnappers already taking abode in the forest in preparation for a kidnap expenditure.

The suspects were paraded at the state headquarters of the police in Ilorin, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, and the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, confirmed that the suspects had admitted to the crimes and that intensive investigations were underway to apprehend others who may be connected with the crimes.

The suspects were identified as: Aliyu Abubakar ‘m’ 30yrs, Aliyu Bingi ‘m’ 30yrs,  Shehu Sanni ‘m’ 35yrs,  Abdulahi Saidu ‘m’ 28yrs,  Bayo Dudu ‘m’ 30yrs.

According to the CP, the search operation led to the arrest of three of the above-named suspects who confessed during interrogation to be kidnappers, two of their members by name Bayo Dudu ‘m’ and Aliyu Abubakar who stays in Niger State.

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The statement further stated their operational weapon an AK-47 riffle is in possession of one of the suspect now at large. Effort is still in progress to arrest the remaining members of the kidnap gang.

Similarly, Odama stated that on 05/03/2023 at about 2100hrs Anti-kidnapping teams attached to Eyenkorin Axis of Ilorin in collaboration with local vigilante group in possession of a virile intelligence that some group of persons suspected to be kidnappers were sighted along Eyenkorin forest, stormed the forest, the operation succeeded with the arrest of the following suspects,  Abubakar Shehu ‘m’, Mohammed Aliyu ‘m’ 30yrs, Yunusa Ahmadu ‘m’ 28yrs, Malami Usman ‘m’ 27yrs, Dauda Amosa ‘m’ 28yrs.

He noted that preliminary investigation into the case revealed that, Abubakar Shehu aka Dogo and his gang were the kidnappers behind the kidnap of one Alhaji Madaki Shaibu at Ayegun Fulani Camp sometime in January 2023, where the son of the Alhaji was killed. It was also revealed that Dogo was part of the gang that kidnapped Magistrate Bamigboye also in January 2023.

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Mr Odama explained that the suspects were also into cow rustling, and the vehicle used in the cow stealing has been recovered also. Suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Another suspected ritualists named Habeeb Ayomide, Oni Obasanjo, Mohammed Abdulkareem, Ibrahim Apete, Ajao Musa, Ismail Ayomide,  Adebayo Abdulateef and Yusuf Najeem were arrested and paraded at the command with Local Pot with concoction, Nature sponges, Connation Satires, Smart Phones.

They all confessed to being internet fraudsters but the Command is investigating them for ritual activities. They would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

He maintained that on 22/03/2023 the command received an intelligence report from concerned citizens about some hoodlums suspected to be members of a secret cult, the suspects’ invaded Doam suite hostel, Tanke Area Ilorin.

Detectives from the Anti-cultism section were drafted to the hostel, where the suspects were arrested. An investigation conducted revealed that the suspects forcefully transferred about one million naira from the various accounts of the occupants to their bank accounts.

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The Police boss noted that one Isah Abdulkareem was rescued from where he was kept after being kidnapped and the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira was demanded as ransom.

Investigation equally revealed that the suspects belong to the supreme Viking confraternity. Investigation is on-going with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the cult group.

In a continuous bid to rid the society of activities of cultists, Anti Cult team attached to Malete in response to a distress call about the mayhem unleashed by some cultists at Blue chalet hostel Malete stormed the scene and arrested one Alabidun Lateef ‘m’ and Idris Abdulhamid ‘m’ with two cutlasses and three knives, while others took to their heels.

Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye and Alora Confraternity. They were on a mission to attack one another after destroying the room of one Kaosara Jimoh ‘F’.

Mr Odama however, said effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the cult groups. All the suspects would be charged to court after the investigation.

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