Police Parade Suspected Criminals In Calabar

Eight suspected kidnappers of three reverends in Kaduna and 450 others suspected of participating in sundry criminal acts were Friday paraded by Kaduna Police Command.
The Police Command, which announced a breakthrough in the case of the abducted pastors last week, paraded Lawal Usman, Zakari Yau, Mohammed Dani, Sure Bako, Mustapha Sadiq; others are Babangida Sule, Usman Abdullahi and Bake Shaaban.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday recalls that the three pastors: Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau, Yakubu Talba Dzarma and Iliya Anto, who eventually died in his abductors’ custody, were kidnapped while inspecting their church’s site along Kaduna/Abuja highway.
Parading the suspects in Kaduna, Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 7, Bala Nassarawa, said all the suspects were arrested after careful study and identification of their hideouts through intelligence gathering.
Also on the prospects of arresting the killers of Col. Samaila Inusa, who was abducted and killed on March 26, 2016 around NNPC Junction Kaduna, the AIG said a team of investigators sent by Inspector General of Police, Sunday Arase, and the Kaduna Command’s criminal investigation department and the military, are working in synergy to bring the perpetrators to book.
“In prosecuting campaign of getting rid of miscreants in Kaduna State, I requested and got continents of personnel from Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, Special Protection Unit, SPU, Intelligence Response Team as well as Forensic and Crime Data Unit from Force headquarters in Abuja.
“We have identified many criminal hideouts of these armed bandits across the state and equally have a dossier of some renowned car snatchers,” he added.
He further added that one AK47 riffle with 16 rounds of live ammunition, N100, 500 and other foreign currencies, a motorcycle and three passport photographs of a kidnap victim were recovered from some of the kidnappers.
Though he declined to state strategies being adopted by the police to fish out the perpetrators, he was quick to add that some cell phones, which the suspects used in the operation, were recovered.
Some of the kidnappers interviewed denied the allegation levelled against them, saying they are just victims of circumstance.
One of the female suspects, Rose Bernard, said that she alongside her boyfriend, Olofo, went for a drink in an hotel located at Nasarawa, area of the state at about 7pm on Sunday when the Policemen came and arrested them, adding that she had not been informed on why she was arrested and kept in detention.
Other categories of suspects paraded include armed robbers, rustlers, rapists, drug traffickers among others.

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