Yuletide: CP Wale Abass Highlights Successes2 min read
The Commissioner of Police, Benue State Police Command, CP. Wale Abass has highlighted minimal criminal cases recorded during the Yuletide period.
According to a press release signed by the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Anene Sewuese Catherine, said that on Wednesday, 28th December 2022, information was received that armed robbers operating along Adikpo – Jato-Aka road, attacked and robbed road users of their belongings.
She said that during the investigation one Aondongu Iorlamen Abigwa Bebatso and five others were arrested in connection with the case.
Items recovered from them include; one locally made single barrel gun, a head mask, a military camouflage and one motorcycle stolen from the same robbery scene.
Also, on Saturday, 31st December 2022 a distress call was received that five suspected kidnappers invaded a compound at Tse-km, Vandeikya Local Government Area to kidnap Mr Terzungwe.
“Upon the arrival of the police, the suspects fled into a nearby forest where one of them was eventually arrested while his gang members escaped.
“The suspect confessed to having been sent by an enemy of the victim to kidnap him for ransom.
“Investigation is ongoing to arrest suspects at large, SP Anene Sewuese Catherine said.
“On Monday, 2nd January 2023 while officers of Safer Highway patrol were on stop and search duty at Ogene junction, Otukpo – Ugbokolo road, they intercepted one Aliyu Danazumi will goods suspected to be stolen.
“On-the-spot search of his belongings led to the recovery of ten phones, a cutlass, and a sack containing new clothes and shoes.
“The suspect confessed to having broken into shops with other gang members while traders travelled for Christmas to steal these goods.
The Command spokesperson said that investigation is ongoing to identify shop owners and arrest suspects at large.
Given the above, the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Police Command, CP. Wale Abass has commended the personnel of the Command for their dedication to work during this period and urged them to keep up the good work as more is expected of them during the election period.