KADUNA STATE police command, yesterday, paraded 28-suspected criminals who were said to be involved in armed robbery, kidnapping, car snatching and rape. Speaking during the parade, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi N. Lemu, said that 15 of those paraded were suspected armed robbers, while seven others were kidnappers, and the remaining five suspected car snatchers and a rape suspect. The CP said the suspected criminals were thoroughly investigated and would soon appear in court and assured the people of the readiness of the command to work relentlessly in its fight against crimes and criminal tendencies. He said efforts were being made by his men and officers to rid the state of criminals stating that with public cooperation, the police would leave no stone unturned to chase out all criminals. “We remain resolute, and will work tirelessly and creatively with good people to proactively prevent crime. We encourage the public to come up with any useful information they have no matter how minute or small they believe it is, because we will follow up on every lead or tip to overcome crime.” “Everyone should be extra- vigilant and report suspicious characters or movement in good time to the police or other security agencies for prompt action,” he said. Similarly, the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, ASP Aliyu Usman, in a release yesterday, said the new Commissioner of Police, CP, Lemu took over the mantle of
leadership as the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command on July 28, 2016. The statement added that until his appointment as the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, he was the CP in-charge of Elections Monitoring, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja. Police Inspector arrested, detained for stealing plantain in Lagos Lagos State Police Command has arrested and detained an Inspector attached to the Railway Police Command Ebute-Meta of the State, for allegedly stealing
bunches of plantain. The Inspector, simple identified as Joseph, arrested and detained at the directive of a senior police officer in the command and subsequently taken into custody on Tuesday as he tried to hide the plantain in two trucks. According to a source at the Ebute-Meta command, another senior officer pleaded with the superior officer for the release of the suspect in order to save the command from embarrassment. “The inspector is attached to the Railway Police Command. On Tuesday around 12:00 pm, he went to the commissioner’s lodge
and harvested plantains without any authority. “As if that was not bad enough, he brought two trucks into the command to take the plantain away. He wanted to cover up the plantains with some iron sheets so that he could take them through the gate without being detected. “He was on this when some workers at the railway command called the attention of the authorities to it and he was arrested,” said source even as another source was quoted to have disclosed at the command that the superior officer of the suspect begged for his release.
“The matter is still on. The senior officer who pleaded that he should not be prosecuted explained that the action could dent the image of the command.” The State Commissioner of Police, Pius Imue, said he could not comment on the incident, adding that he was in Abuja for an assignment. “I have been in Abuja since last weekend for the inauguration of the Abuja-Kaduna railway line, so I haven’t been on the ground to know about the incident. And if this happened in the command, officers who were on the ground would have attended to it.”


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