Police arrest 25 suspected criminals in Plateau

The Plateau state Police said it has arrested 25 suspected criminals, among them a man who attempted to sell his wife to ritualists.

The Commissioner of Police, Nairu Oki, made the disclosure on Wednesday at the Police command in Jos, while briefing journalists.

According to the police, the man who attempted selling his wife to suspected ritualists was arrested on August 30, in Quanpan Local Government Area, Southern Plateau state.

“Police in Quanpan Local Government Area arrested one Maimako Shephang at Kwalla, following information that the middle aged man lured and took his wife Agnes to a nearby bush in a pretext to fetch fire wood.

“On getting to the bush, the man handed over the wife Agnes to two men, who masked themselves. The two dreaded men asked Agnes whether she is a spinster or not. And the woman told them that the man who handed her over to them is her husband” the police spokesman said.

Similarly, the Police Commissioner told Journalists that his officers arrested one Hwok Markus who attempted slaughtering his father in Riyom local government.

“On August 1st 2014, at Riyom, one Hwok Markus gave his father, one Markus Joke of the same address severe matched cuts on the head and neck with intension to kill him.”

Mr. Oki also told journalists that the command arrested one Jerry Daden who allegedly robbed a female student of the University of Jos, at gun point.

Mr. Oki said the police recovered a Toyota Camry belonging to one Remi Adeoye, who was attacked by four robbers, in Rantya, Jos south local government of Plateau state.

Mr. Oki also said the Toyota car was subsequently recovered in Makurdi, the Benue state capital from one Labaran Ubere, who claimed he bought the car at Gadabiu, in Jos North local government area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police said that the Police recovered a lot of ammunition from the arrests made within three months of intensive operation.

“During the period under review, about 26 arms of different sizes 40 ammunition and 10 cartridges were recovered,” he said.

Mr. Oki said the Police intercepted a truck load of cattle believed to have been rustled by a group of persons.

“A truck with Registration no XB 601 SHD was intercepted at Shendam on 16th August 2014 conveying twenty seven cows by the Military check point.”

He said the animals had been handed over to the owners with the help of the leader of the Fulani cattle breeders in the state.

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