The Benue police command has paraded criminal suspects who were arrested across parts of the state.
Read the press statement below.
1. ARREST OF SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN A CASE OF CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY CULPABLE HOMICIDE AND THEFT: Mr. Iorumbur Amanger ‘m’ of Tombo-Mbaya Buruku Local Government Area wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police Benue State Command stating that one Hyginus Lubem Mbachi ‘m’ of the same address defrauded him of the sum of Two Hundred and Nine Thousand; One Hundred and Fifty Naira (#209, 150) only being fee for the admission of his son Afa Amanger into a University in Cameroon. The said suspect left his house with his son to Cameroon and since then he could not communicate with his son. During investigation Hyginus Lubem Mbachii ‘m’ and one Gambo Bulus alias Murphy ‘m’of Akwanga, Nasarawa State were arrested at Latia, Nasarawa State on 22/02/2019 in connection with the case. The suspects confessed to have killed Afa Amanger since 05/01/2019 for ritual purpose and has been collecting money from the complainant for his own personal use. Corpse of the decease has been recovered from the Hospital where the suspects earlier abandoned the victim and ran away. Suspect will soon be arraign in Court.
2. ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS KIDNAPPERS AND RECOVERY OF ARM:
On 22/02/2019 at about 0700hrs, a gang of armed robbers invaded the residence of one Hon. Stephen Tsav‘m’ of North-Bank Area Makurdi in a black Toyota Corolla “Duck Nyash” with the intent to kidnap him. The victim raised alarm and timely response by the Police patrol team led to the arrest of Joseph Wagh ‘m’ and Terwase Igba ‘m’ both of Daudu Area in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Further investigation led to the arrest of other gang members. One Felix Uuma alias “YELLOW”and Danladi Gbanwa alias ‘DANFULANI” and recovery of one (1) Al(47 rifle loaded with (1) life ammunition. The suspects confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court.
3. ARREST 0F SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS AND RECOVERY OF ARMS:
On 23/02/2019 at about 2100hrs during the routine Police patrol within Ugboju town and its environs, one EmmanuelAmeh ‘m’yvas arrested with one pump action rifle, one locally made revolver pistol, five live cartridges and assorted charms. The said suspect who hid himself in the bush near Unwaba Aokwu election
Collation Centre Ugboju, Otukpo Local Government Area before his arrest
mentioned Charles Ameh, Black Star, Mansion and Chester all ‘m’ of Otukpo Local Government Area to be members of the same robbery gang. Investigation is still in progress.
4. ARREST 0F SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS RECOVERY OF ARMS:
On 24/02/2019 at about 0045hrs one Gbaoren Tsavnande ‘m’of Mbaade village was arrested in an ash coloured Toyota Corolla “DUCKNYASH” with registration number HK 296’ KJA strategically positioned at Atirkyese Collation Centre with intent to disrupt the election process and rob members of the public of their belongings. The suspect was arrested with one (1) English made GB rifle and one locally made G3 rifle. Effort are being made to arrest other members of the gang at large.
5. ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS CULTIST AND BECOVERY OF ARMS:
On 25/02/2019 at about 0630hrs one Gwebe Joshua ‘m’of behind Bem Hotels, Makurdi made a distress call to inform the police of an armed robbery attack. Prompt response led to the arrest of Richard Terna ‘m’ and Joseph Akaa ‘m’all of North-Bank, Makurdi. Suspects were arrested with one (1) locally made revolver pistol loaded with four (4) rounds of ammunition, four different types of phones and a master key. The gang leader, one Philp is at large.
The suspects confessed to be members of Black Axe and Blue Mate Confraternity, some of the phones recovered have been identified by their respective owners. One Aka Chukwu ‘m’ of North-Bank Makurdi have been arrested as a receiver of stolen phones. Suspects will soon be charged to Court.