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Police parade 61 for alleged kidnapping, human half possession

Onimisi Alao, Yola

The Adamawa State Police Command on Monday paraded 61 suspects over varied alleged legal actions.

Thirty-three have been mentioned to have been concerned in kidnapping, 16 for inciting communal conflict, 10 for armed theft and two for possession of human eyes.

The 33 suspected kidnappers have been arrested by Anti-kidnapping Unit/SIB of the police power {and professional} hunters who dislodged the suspects from their hideouts largely in 4 native authorities areas, specifically Fufore, Maiha, Mubi North and Yola North.

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The state Commissioner of Police, CP Olugbenga Adeyanju, who paraded the suspects on the police headquarters in Yola, mentioned they have been apprehended from July 1 thus far.

He mentioned that amongst them, the 33 suspected kidnappers collected ransoms amounting to N5, 400,000 from quite a few victims.

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He mentioned the suspects had confessed to have been concerned within the incidents over which they have been arrested.

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The police commissioner disclosed that two AK47 rifles, two single-barrel weapons, one G3 rifle, one revolver pistol, 237 rounds of ammunition for AK47, amongst different displays, have been recovered from the suspected kidnappers.

He defined that the 16 arrested for inciting communal violence needed to do with the battle in Guyuk LGA, whereas the 10 nabbed for theft belonged to the infamous Shila Boys who routinely terrorize particularly residents of the metropolitan native authorities areas of Yola North, Yola South and Girei.

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He mentioned the 2 being held for unlawfully possessing human half have been arrested in Ganye, headquarters of the Ganye LGA the place the producer of the human eye met with the one who supplied N500, 000 for it.

The parade of suspects on the police headquarters was adopted by ornament of newly promoted officers of the command, a ceremony which was carried out on the Officers’ Mess inside the Jimeta metropolis.

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