Nigerian Police arrests corporal, others for kidnapping

police-van4-600x400The Nigeria Police Force on Friday said it had arrested a syndicate of armed robbers and kidnappers who kidnapped one Samuel Iheanachor along Aba-Oyigbo expressway.

According to the Nigerian Daily Post online said the suspects are: Lance Corporal John Lukas, 25, Abdul Yusuf, 26, Adamu Philip, 19, Peter Godwin, 33 and Orakwe Henry, 28.

Force spokesman, Don Awunah, who presented the suspects before newsmen, said they were arrested on Oct. 15 in Boni camp after Lukas was intercepted while driving the victim’s Highlander Jeep.

He said that crime and criminal activities had reduced by 70 per cent in the past four months throughout the country.

The spokesman added that there was 85 per cent increase in the ability of the police to apprehend offenders and corresponding increase in prevention and detection rates.

He advised members of the public to avail the police necessary with information and cooperation to sustain the achievements.

“Criminals and undesirable elements in our communities must be incapacitated and brought to justice in accordance with the rule of law,“he said.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has urged the men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Idris gave the advice at the closing ceremony of a three-day training for SARS operatives in Abuja on Friday.

Idris was represented by the, Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Administration, Mr Shuaibu Gambo.

“As you leave here, the expectation is very high, display a high sense of professionalism.

“We do not expect to have the negative report we used to have about SARS,“he said.

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, Counsellor, Nigeria United Against Terror, said the training was to enhance police-citizen relationship.

She added that the training was also aimed at making SARS personnel operate within the ambit of the law.(NAN)

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