Kwara Police Command Parades 24 Suspected Criminals
Kwara Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado, last weekend, paraded 24 suspected criminals arrested for various offences across the state.
At a press briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, Ado, said that one Sani Maikifi reported at Ekiti division on November 7, that his elder brother, Usman Muhammadu left his shop on November 6 to an unknown destination.
“As we were still searching for the missing person, we got another report that he was kidnapped by gunmen and that his family had paid a ransom of N500,000 for his release. Immediately the information was received, detectives from Ekiti division swung into action and the combined efforts of the police and vigilance group led to the arrest of the six suspects. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and a total of N361,150.00 being part of the ransom was recovered from them,” Ado said.
Items recovered from the suspects are two single barrel guns, seven cell phones, including the one belonging to the victim, and charms.
The paraded suspects also included eight persons arrested for criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, culpable homicide and for being members of secret cult. Also paraded were two out of a four-man armed robbery gang, said to specialised in attacking filling stations in the metropolis. Recovered from the suspects were one single barrel locally made gun, one double barrel locally made gun and five cartridges.