Benue Police parade gun manufacturer, kidnappers

Benue State Police Command has paraded a gun manufacturing specialist, robbery suspects and kidnappers arrested in the last six weeks.

Briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Makurdi, the Commissioner of Police, Hyacinth Dagala maintained that he is committed to reducing the rate of crime in the state.

Dagala gave the name of the gun manufacturer as Mr Sesugh Shawon who was arrested at Jato-Aka, in Kwande local government area of the state with two loaded Barreta pistols adding that the suspect had since confessed to being a gun manufacturer.

He revealed that the armed robbery suspects arrested within the said period include, Mr Abdullahi Ali and Ismail Yakubu who were found with two locally made pistols and live cartridges.

According to the CP, the leaders of the gang of kidnappers Mr Chinedu Emelewa of Ezinifite, Aguata in Anambra state, was arrested alongside his gang while sharing the ransom of N15m from one Mr Matthew Agbasi a businessman based in Gboko local government area of Benue.

The CP disclosed that all the suspects will be charged to court accordingly in the interest of justice and fear hearing.

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