Thirteen suspects have been arrested by the Nigeria Security as Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), for allegedly abducting an 18 years old girl in Kogi State.
The suspects consist of nine males and four females.
The arrested suspects are, Mohammed Abdul aged (25), Mohammed Ibrahim, (24), Samuel Adesina, (23), Malik Mohammed, 24), Olatoyor Mathew, (26), Tenimu Abubakar, (25) and Shittu Ibrahim.
Other suspects paraded by the command were Momoh Friday,(22), Abdullah I I’d rid, (21), Oluyomi Bisola Adesewa, (24), Mariam Mohammed, (22), Yakubu Neifisat, (25), and Samson Rosemary, (22).
Parading the suspects on Tuesday, the Kogi State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Suleiman Ibrahim Mafara told newsmen that, one Miss Elizabeth Ojo was reportedly kidnapped on the 10th of April 2022 by a syndicate led by one Godwin Daniel who is currently at large.
He said through intelligence gathering, his officers were able to uncover the hideout of the kidnappers and rescue the victim alive.
“The suspects was led by one Godwin Daniel, who kidnapped Miss Elizabeth and took her to one hotel here in Lokoja the Kogi State capital. My officers through intelligent reports were able to track their location and arrested these 13 suspects. Their gang leader as I speak to you is currently on the run. We are going to apprehend him as soon as possible” he added.
According to Mafara, the suspects are still under investigation and would soon be charged to court.
He, however, appealed to parents to caution their wards from every act of crime and criminality, adding that, the public should report any suspicious character within their environment.
Items recovered from the suspects include hard drugs, including Indian hemp, charms, weapons, Honda car with registration number Kogi LKJ 137 BJK.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Command of NSCDC has arrested one Mohammed Ibrahim who specializes in stealing building materials.
Parading the suspects, the Kogi State NSCDC Commandant, Suleiman Ibrahim Mafara said the suspects confessed to using charms to disappear in a bid to carry out his nefarious activities,
The suspects upon interrogation confessed to the crime.
The suspects said” I won’t lie I have been stealing for several years since I lost my father when I was eight years of age. Things are hard so I must feed myself and my family. Please tell them to forgive me. I won’t do it again”.
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