*Parades 22 Year-old Kidnap Kingpin
The Edo state police command has announced the capture of one of the most notorious kidnap and armed robbery suspect on its wanted list. The command made the announcement on Friday while parading 22 Year-old Yusuf Aliu alleged to be the Kingpin of the kidnap and armed robbery syndicate terrorizing innocent Nigerians plying the Benin-Auchi road and environs.
Command spokesperson, SP Bello Katung, who made the announcement while briefing newsmen on Friday, noted that Aliu and his gang commanded a reign of terror over the Benin-Auchi road axis and environs and has been on the wanted list of the command for the innumerable kidnap and armed robbery operations mostly in the said area. He assures that with his arrest, alongside one of his co-criminals, the people will experience respite, adding the command will soon pick up other fleeing members for prosecution in order to deter other would-be criminals.
“The suspect, Aliu, is the leader of a gang of four kidnappers that kidnapped one Lucky Ojezele at Idumwengie Community along Benin-Auchi Road on January 5, 2021 and fled.
Operatives of anti-kidnapping and cyber-crime unit of the Command, through hi-tech tracking/intelligence, arrested him at old road in Aduwawa, Benin City. One of his gang members, Philemon Timothy, had earlier been arrested by the operatives and has since been charged to court.
Katung disclosed that Aliu has since confessed being responsible to some of the strings of kidnapping and armed robbery along the Benin-Auchi road.
“On interrogation, Yusuf Aliu confessed to the crime of kidnapping and armed robbery. Efforts are on top gear to arrest the remaining two suspects.”