Kogi State Police Command has paraded 17 suspects in connection with various robbery cases in the state in the last two months. Among the suspects (names withheld) was one man from Ibadan, Oyo State, who allegedly killed two visiting mobile Policemen at Okene.
Another suspect was a community health worker, who allegedly used his clinic in Okene for the treatment of injured robbers.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the Police Force Headquarter, Lokoja, yesterday, state Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhammed Katsina, said his security unit was on hand to track down those behind criminal activities in the state.
He said suspects hide under the guise of legitimate business during the day and engage in robbery at night.
Katsina added that 19 locally made bombs; 1,501 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition; one Pump action gun; 16 locally-made bombs, eight charged, eight uncharged and seven units of power sources where some of the items recovered from the criminal.
Other items were four units of AK-47 rifles; one Mark-4 rifle; five automatic pump action rifles; 21 single barrel guns; three locally-made pistols; 17 rounds of Markrov live ammunition; 23 rounds of brownie Pistol ammunition; 17 rounds of Barrette ammunition; three rounds of Mark-4 ammunition; 53 Cartridge; five expended; two locally-made bullet proof and charms.
He said four out of the paraded suspects were responsible for the recent bank robbery and police station attack in Iyara, adding that his men were on the heels of the remaining four members of the gang.