Jos Police arrest 10 suspected robbers, recover ammunition, vehicles

The suspects were arrested at various locations in Plateau, North-Central Nigeria.

The Plateau State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected armed robbers, car snatchers, and house breakers.

The police paraded the suspects, Thursday, at the police headquarters in Jos.

The State Commissioner of Police, Chris Olakpe, said the suspects were arrested at various locations within the state during patrols by officers.

The police boss named some of the items recovered from the suspects to include 10 cars suspected to be stolen, 14 locally made pistols, 30 cartridges, 20 rounds of ammunition, 1 single barrel gun, tools used for house breaking, a face mask, and one 29-inch plasma TV.

Briefing journalists on how the suspects were apprehended, the Plateau police boss said all the arrests were made in March, with some helped by the distress call by residents.

Mr. Olakpe appealed to residents of Plateau State to always assist the police with timely and useful information about ill happenings within their vicinity, to enable the police discharge its duties efficiently.

He assured police informants’ of confidentiality from the police on any information given; reiterating that the police cannot perform their duties effectively without the help of members of the public.

The police boss said criminality has drastically reduced in the state in recent times due to constant patrol by police officers.

Torture

The police did not allow journalists any opportunity to interact with the suspects to ascertain their level of involvement in the alleged crimes.

PREMIUM TIMES observed that some of the suspects were badly injured and may have been tortured.

The suspects were returned to police custody after the parade, pending when they would be charged to court.


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