Members of a nine-man robbery gang, who shot an eight-year-old boy,Rejoice Andrew, while trying to rob his father, Evangelist Andrew Adejoh, have been apprehended by the Kogi State Police Command.
The outgoing Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, paraded the suspects in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on Wednesday.
He said Adejoh had on August 5, reported at the Ankpa Divisional Police Station in Ankpa Local Government Area of the state that some armed robbers invaded his house and shot his son while they were trying to rob them at gun point.
Ogunjemilusi said the prompt intervention of the police at the Ankpa division led to the arrest of two of the suspected gang members – Muhammed Abubakar and Ali Sumaila.
According to him, the police also recovered from the suspects one AK-47 riffle,which the police commissioner said was snatched from a corporal, Mr. Agbonika Amos,who was attacked in July 2015 at Ankpa.
The police boss said Andrew underwent four major operations. Abubakar and Sumaila had admitted their involvement in the attack in a confessional statement, it was learnt. Ogunjemilusi also paraded a 32 year-old man, Mohammed Bello, and his gang members who were arrested for alleged kidnapping.
The police commissioner said the suspects on August 22, attacked and kidnapped Mohammed Idris and Abdullahi Idris while they were on transit along Okene -Okpela Road.
He added that the suspects collected N1.5m ransom before they released their victims.
According to him, after the release of the victims, police investigation led to the arrest of Bello and some of his gang members in their hideout while some other members of the gang escaped.
He said all the suspects would be arraigned after the completion of investigations