The Imo State Police Command has paraded fifty four suspects for various criminal offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, child stealing/trafficking, rape and unlawful possession of firearms.
The parade was carried out during the press briefing by Rabiu Ladodo, Commissioner of Police for the state on the 5th of September, 2015.
During the speech, the CP took time to reel out the achievements of the command which included: arrest of kidnap/armed robbery suspects and items recovered from them which include, one Ash coloured Toyota Sienna car with Reg. No. AGL 191 DH, gold coloured Toyota Camry Car with Reg. No. AWK 614 GY, one white stationary Tricycle for exercise, one refrigerator and one big stabiliser.
Others include SQ Handset, Ash colour Lexus 300 with Reg. No. ERY 444 CF, dark Grey Lexus 300 with Reg. No. EKY 894 CC, grey colour Honda Accord car aka ‘End of Discussion’ with Reg. No. YEN 138 CE, grey colour Toyota Sienna with Reg. No. UMG 741 RU, gold coloured Toyota Camry with Reg. No AJ 803 SKP, a green Coloured Honda CRV Jeep with Reg. No. NSH 360 EH, Toyota Corolla Car with Reg. No. JJJ 485 FV.
CP Ladodo noted that these recoveries indicated that the spate of armed robberies was on the increase in the state but that further arrests and recoveries of exhibits which include one Blue Lexus Car ES 300 with Reg. No. GGE 948 FQ, ash Lexus Car ES 300 with Reg. No. KJA 46 FT, two locally made Pistol, three Expended cartridges and two unexpended Cartridges, served to show that his men were on top of the situation and that it was being tackled headlong.
The summary of arrests made within the period under review according to Ladodo are:
“Number of suspects arrested for:
“Kidnapping: = 19
“Armed Robbery: = 29
“Child Stealing: = 3
“Unlawful Possession of firearm: = 1
“Rape: = 1
“Defilement: = 1
“Cultism (Charged to court): = 18
“Three dead armed robbery/kidnap suspects
“Kidnapped victims rescued: = 5
“Stolen children recovered: = 1
“Number of vehicles stolen recovered:
“One Ash colour Toyota Sienna car with Reg. No. AGL 191 DH belonging to the victim was recovered.
“Gold colour Toyota Camry Car with Reg. No. AWK 614 GY
“One (1) Green Colour Honda CRV Jeep with Reg No NSH 360 EH
“Ash colour Lexus 300 with Reg. No. ERY 444 CF
“Dark Grey Lexus 300 with Reg. No. EKY 894 CC
“Grey colour Honda Accord car aka ‘End of Discussion’ with Reg. No. YEN 138 CE
“Grey colour Toyota Sienna with Reg.No. UMG 741 RU
“Gold colour Toyota Camry with Reg. No AJ 803 SKP
“Toyota Corolla Car with Reg. No. JJJ 485 FV
“One Blue Lexus Car ES 300 with Reg. No. GGE 948 FQ
“Ash Lexus Car ES 300 with Reg. No. KJA 46 FT
“One motorcycle with Reg. No. RLU 141 VA registered in Imo State
“Number of arms and ammunition recovered:
“Eight (8) locally made single and double guns
“Four (4) English Automatic Pump Action guns
“A catchment of unexpended and expended rounds of ammunition
“Other exhibits recovered include:
“Infinix Hot 4 phone.
“Nokia torch phone
“One white stationary Tricycle for exercise
“One big stabilizer
“One Ipad phone
“Substances suspected to be Cocaine
Also, suspects of fraud and attempted murder were amongst those paraded by the state police command
CP Ladodo said those arrested will be charged to court as investigation is at advanced stage adding that it is the desire of the Nigerian Police to rid Imo State of bad elements through the active support of all and sundry.
He advised parents/guardians to warn their children/wards to shun crime and criminality as the long arm of the law will definitely catch up with them.