Police arrest 29 robbery suspects in Jos

The police said it recovered some items from the suspects.

The Plateau State Command of the Nigerian Police has arrested 29 robbery suspects, the commissioner of police in the state, Chris Olakpe, said on Tuesday.

Four of the suspects were apprehended for possession of fire arms and ammunition.

Mr. Olakpe said 15 vehicles worth N15 million, three Laptops valued at N130, 000 each, two HTC handset valued at N150, 000 each, fifteen pounds sterling, two Samsung Galaxy phone, fourteen Nokia Handsets, one Techno handset and one LG handset were recovered from the suspects. He said some of the items have been handed over to the owners.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, Mr. Olakpe vowed to make Plateau an uncomfortable zone for criminal minded people and criminals whom he said “are bent on terrorizing innocent citizens in the state.”

Mr. Olakpe said the “combination of human and material resources, we were able to surmount the impediment that makes the act of policing in the state difficult.”

He said the police in Jos works in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure the safety of the residents of Jos.

Mr. Olakpe reiterated the commitment of the command towards discharging its constitutional responsibilities and said it will not rest on its oars in ensuring that sustainable peace is fully achieved in the state.

The commissioner enjoined the public to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies by volunteering credible information and reporting suspicious movement or objects to the police.


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