Nasarawa: Police arrest 19 suspects for various crimes

Nasarawa: Police arrest 19 suspects for various crimes

By Faith Awa Maji

Nasarawa State Police Command has arresteds total of 19 persons for various offenses including a kidnapper who kidnapped a two-year old child in Karu Local Government Area (LGA).

Briefing newsmen at the Command headquarters, Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Rahman Nansel, said, “on 13/08/2023 at about 1530hrs, one Adamu Abdullahi ‘M’ of Orange market Mararaba, Karu LGA reported that his 2yrs old son has been missing for two weeks and all effort to trace his where about proved abortive; However, on same date, he received a call from an unknown person demanding a ransom of N2,500,000.

“Upon receipt of the report, a team of detectives were deployed to go after the abductors. Consequently, the following suspects, namely Abubakar Saidu 38yrs, Yusuf Yusuf 23yrs, and Haruna Garba, 50yrs, all males of orange market were arrested in connection to the crime.

“Upon interrogation, Abubakar Saidu (a neighbour to the complainant) confessed to have conspired with the above mentioned suspects to kidnap the child and handed him to one Salamatu Abubakar (his wife) who took the child to Katsina State. 

She was also trailed and arrested, and the child rescued and re-united with his parents.

“On 31/07/2023 at about 0700hrs, information was received by Police detectives of the State Intelligence Bureau that a group of armed robbers/Kidnappers have concluded arrangement to kidnap a business man in Awe LGA of Nasarawa State.

“Reacting to the intelligence, the detectives launched a manhunt for the criminals and got the following suspects arrested, namely: Domo Doga 27yrs, Joseph Emmanuel 28yrs, Andrew Maikasuwa 23yrs and Lucky Amos 25yrs.

“A search warrant was executed in their hideout where one locally fabricated pistol and one live ammunition were recovered from them as exhibits.

“The suspects have confessed to the crime and further said to be responsible for some armed robbery and motorcycle snatching along Awe-Borkono road

“On 29/07/2023, information at the disposal of the command revealed that two unknown persons were heard discussing having a shortage of ammunition and the need to purchase more.

“Upon receipt of the information, Police operatives attached to Gitata Division swung into action and got one Bawa Adamu, 35 years of Agwan Ayaba, Karu LGA, and Amadu Buba 25yrs of Kaduna State.

“One locally fabricated gun was recovered from the suspects as exhibit.

“On 18/08/2023 at about 0800hrs, Mobile Police operatives attached to 58PMF Lafia, on special duty at Gidan rai, Doma LGA; acting based on credible information, arrested one Umar Kurmi ‘M’ 25yrs and conducted a systematic search on him.

“Consequently, one AK49 rifle and magazine loaded with four rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect as exhibits.

“Investigation is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia.

“On 16/07/2023 at about 0455hrs, Police personnel attached to Masaka Division while on Patrol at Nyanya Gwandara road, sighted one Manu Abdullahi ‘M’ of Tipper garage, Nyanya Gwandara carrying a Ghana-Most- Go bag. 

“Upon reasonable suspicion, he was arrested and a search was conducted on him where one locally fabricated gun, six rounds of live ammunition and 19 pieces of wrappers of different brands were recovered from the suspect as exhibits.

“On 05/05/2023 at about 0130hrs while on Anti-crime patrol along Ombi2, Lafia, Men of the Command’s Anti-kidnapping observed the nocturnal movement of one Yakubu Shuaibu ‘M’ 27yrs and got him arrested.

“When a search was conducted on him, one wooden fabricated pistol, a knife and face mask, were recovered from the suspect as exhibit.

“He has made useful statements, and investigation is ongoing. 

“On 23/08/2023 at about 1230hrs acting based on credible information, Police Detectives attached to ‘A Division Lafia arrested one Adamu Zakari ‘M’ 21yrs AKA Ozil of Black Axe of Tudun Kauri, Lafia, for causing grievous hurt on one Suleiman Musa ‘M’ of same Address, who is currently receiving medical attention.

“The suspect has been on the wanted list of the Command for initiating young boys. The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution upon the conclusion of the investigation.”

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