By Wasiu Abiodun
Following the arrest of two suspected kidnappers with the recovery of 2.1 million naira at Lambata, Gurara Local Government Area on 27, January 2023 and further investigation into the matter, through the confessional statement of the suspected kidnappers and technical intelligence received led to another achievement as thus;
On 01 February 2023 at about 05:30 hours, Police operatives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division arrested one Ibrahim Ali, a.k.a Bajala aged 25 years of Gwalo village via Paikoro Local Government Area.
The suspect was arrested in his hideout at Gwalo village for being a suspected informant and food supplier to the arrested suspected kidnappers.
During interrogation, he confessed to the crime and said that he usually monitors targets for kidnappers.
He confessed further, he also assist the hoodlums to purchase foodstuffs such as rice, beans, millet and even alcohol of any kind, with cigarettes.
He was arrested with some quantity of raw rice and beans, which he said he wanted to take to the kidnappers hideout in Gwalo forest before their arrest.
Suspect is under investigation at SCID Minna and he will be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon as investigation is concluded.
A SUSPECTED RITUALIST FOUND IN POSSESSION OF HUMAN SKULL ARRESTED.
On 24 January 2023 at about 14:00 hours based on a tip-off, Police operatives attached to New-Bussa Division arrested one Abdulrahman Woru, aged 38 years of Gbesewona village of Benin Republic, but resides in Babana area of Borgu Local Government Area.
The suspect was arrested at Babana for being suspected to be in possession of a human skull, and when a search was conducted in his house;
-A human skull,
-Three pieces of suspected human ribs
-Two idols and
-Cash sum of 5000 CFA of Benin Republic currency were recovered.
During interrogation, he confessed that the human skull recovered belonged to him.
He claimed that he migrated from Benin Republic to Nigeria about four years ago for his business, without any immigration document, and that he is a traditional medicine practitioner.
He further claimed that he recently traveled to Benin Republic and while on his way coming back, before entering Nigeria, he saw a bag on the road, picked and checked, and discovered the skull.
He said he tied it on his motorcycle and took it home, because he believed it will be useful for his work, and he did not report to the Police.
Suspect will soon be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, appreciates the support of Nigerlites and members of the public, while urging them not to relent by informing the Police when they see something strange in their environment for quick intervention.
@views exclusive rights: DSP Wasiu ABIODUN, PPRO, For: Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, 4th February, 2023.