The Plateau State Police Command has paraded seventeen persons over crimes ranging from culpable homicide, armed robbery criminal conspiracy, rape, abduction among others.
The command stated this through the Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, while briefing journalists at its headquarters in Jos.
Akinmoyede said, “Arrest of six suspects in the case of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and culpable homicide; on 7/02/2019 at about 22:25 hours the Command received a report from the manager of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SGR) Silos Complex located at Zawan, Jos South LGA that on the same date at about 12:15 hours their security man by name Yakubu Isuwa was killed and armoured electric cable carted away.
“Immediately the report was received, detectives swung into action, visited the scene, did on the spot interview, photograph the corpse/scene before removing the corpse to the morgue.
“In the course of investigation, two suspects were arrested viz Faruk Aminu of Bukuru and Abraham Abdullahi (aka) Mugun Boss both male.
“After diligent and careful interrogation, Timothy Pykom, the suspect that slayed the deceased was arrested. This was followed by the arrest of Jonathan Joseph (aka) Big Joe the planner of the crime.
“His arrest led detectives to Daniel Akombo the suspect that provided the knife that was used in slicing the throat of the deceased. Subsequently, Auwalu Ali of Augwan Doki the driver of the vehicle that conveyed the exhibit (electric wires) to the receiver and Umar Faruk, who later moved the exhibits to Rabiu Adamu of Dilimi were also arrested.
“The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime.
The CP who said these were some of the successes of the Command in the last six weeks maintained that, “there was an arrest of three suspects in a case of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and criminal intimidation; on 11/03/2019 at about 16:50 hours a petition received from Mr. Philip Dalyop of Tudun Wada, Jos North LGA on a case of conspiracy and armed robbery was referred for investigation.
According to him, “The petitioner stated that on 04/02/2019 one Patricia Felix invited him to meet her at West of Mines, Jos. He said from there she lured him to a house within West of Mines and secretly called three armed men who came to rob him of his wrist watch valued N300,000 and the cash sum of N10,000 only.
He said the petitioner further reported that the armed robbers then stripped him naked and snapped his pictures using their handsets.
However, the Police boss said, “The SARS investigating the case did not waste time in arresting the prime suspect, Patricia Felix. Subsequently, Abraham Oko and Innocent Audu both male, were arrested.
“The gun used for the operation and the wrist watch of the complainant were also recovered. Effort is on to arrest one of their accomplices, who is currently on the run.
The CP further stated that three suspects were also arrested in the case of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and culpable homicide; on 19/03/2019 at about 10:30 hoursrs the Command received a report from Promise Chigbundu of Bible Faith, Laranto area of Jos that on the 18/03/2019 at about 21:30 hours, two armed men suspected to be cultist came to his elder brother’s barbing Saloon known as EDU BRAZIL located at Bible Faith, Laranto, in Jos North LGA and shot him.
The Police boss added that the petitioner explained further that the armed men who killed his brother came on a Power Bike.
“That the killers after shooting his brother stole three of his handsets in the shop. The Police after the receipt of this report swung into action and arrested the prime suspect, one Chukwudi Okafor. His arrest led to the arrest of two more suspects; Otega Ezekiel Benjamin and Mancha Weng.
“The suspects opened up during interrogation and led the police to where they kept their weapons after operation. At the armoury, one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, one cutlass and four phones wer