116 suspected kidnappers, others held in Nasarawa, Ogun

Nasarawa State Police command has arrested 50 suspected kidnappers and cultists in the state.

Commissioner of Police Adesina Soyemi, who paraded the criminals yesterday at the command headquarters, Lafia, said they were arrested in different locations in the state.

Some of the suspects, he said, were arrested for poisoning about 29 cows to death, while others were apprehended for criminal conspiracy, cupable homicide and mischief.

The CP said 11 suspected cultists and armed robbers were equally arrested.

“On 28/3/2022, 11 cows and 10 sheep were reported to have died as a result of poisoning at Ayuwa village; also, one cow died at Adabu village in Kadarko, Giza Development Area.

“The ugly occurrences, threw the community into panic. Consequently, police detectives attached to Kadarko division, acting on credible information, arrested one David Bam of Adabu village in connection with the offence,” he said.

In Ogun, the police command also paraded 52 suspected cultists believed to be behind a reign of terror in the state.

The Command also paraded 12 suspected kidnappers, two robbers, ritualists and a self-acclaimed Islamic cleric, who specialises in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

Parading the suspects yesterday at Eleweran, Abeokuta, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest of the suspects was part of the command’s effort at suppressing the menace of cultism and other vices across the state.

(THE NATION)

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