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Police arrests 3 suspected kidnappers in Kogi



The Kogi State Police Command Thursday confirmed the arrest of three suspected kidnappers in the Okene area of the state.

The command spokesman, DSP William Aya, said in a statement in Lokoja that the suspects’ arrest followed a distress call received when they abducted a woman at Total area of Okene on April 17.

He said the suspects were fleeing with their victim in a Nissan Altima car with registration number Lagos CL 591 KTU when they were intercepted by operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Aya said the kidnappers were intercepted while driving towards Obangede, Okehi local government area of the state.

He said: “The operatives promptly swung into action and arrested one Alabi Joseph Adeleke and rescued the victim, Hadiza Seidu.”

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He listed items recovered from the suspected kidnappers to include one handset and an Altima salon car.

According to him, further investigation led to the arrest of two other members of the kidnap gang – Abdulwaheed Solomon a.k.a Efosa and Bishop Eneji Cecil.

The command spokesman added: “All the suspects were from Adavi and Okehi local government areas of the state.

“The suspects confessed to the crime. The investigation is ongoing. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.”

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