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Kogi police command arrests notorious kidnappers, trail others on the run

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The Kogi State police command has recorded a major breakthrough when they arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim identified as Sunday Ampitan.

The victim was said to have been dumped in a car booth with hands and legs tied after being abducted his Surulere, Kabba residence.

In a statement by the Kogi State police command Public Relations Officer, William Aya said that “ at about 2230hrs, the police while acting on a distress call discovered that some suspected hoodlums have abducted one Sunday Amupitan ‘M’ of Surulere Quarters, KABBA LGA of Kogi State.”

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Aya said operatives from Kabba Division, led by the DPO, “promptly moved to the scene while the suspects were racing away from the scene in a Honda Accord Vehicle with Reg. No. APP 444 DA, the Police patrol team pursued the hoodlums.”

Aya, an Assistant Superintendent of Police said that in a bid to escape arrest, the hoodlums hit three motorcyclists, then abandoned their vehicle and fled.

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According to him, “the Area Commander Kabba led a team of personnel in combing the scene for clue of identity of suspects at large, in which a mobile phone belonging to one of the kidnappers was recovered.”

He said that “quick analysis of the phone led to the arrest of one of the suspects named Ayodele, Male, aged 35yrs of Garupa street Kabba.”

“On interrogation, suspect confessed to being a member of the kidnappers,” Aya said.

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He said that the arrested suspect also listed other members of the syndicate of five.

According to him, “Further investigation led to the arrest of another suspect named Tunde Emmanuel, Male, alias Eleje of Odo-Ofin Kabba.

He said that the victim was rescued from the booth of the vehicle where he was bound and dumped.

“Efforts is ongoing to track and arrest the fleeing suspects. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation,” he added.

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