The Benue State Police Command.has arrested a suspected an armed robber and kidnapper simply identified as Monday Iorguga, who robs innocent citizens along Otukpo-Aliade and Naka highways of the state.
Iorguga, who is alleged to also be a kidnapper, was paraded alongside three other members of his gang at the Police headquarters, in Makurdi.
The suspect, who admitted starting armed robbery in 2013, also confessed to participating in many robbery operations in Benue State.
He said “Yes, I am an armed robber and I have participated in many robbery operations along Aliade, Otukpo, Aliade, Taraku and Naka roads. I started robbery operation in 2013 but I am not into kidnapping because the only one I participated in sometime ago was not successful and we didn’t make money from it.”
However the Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama insisted that Iorguga had participated in kidnap cases including that of one Mrs Yuadoo Toragbide of Radio Benue and the kidnap of another Mrs. Agaku in Konshisha local government area of the state in sometime back.
Makama said the suspect confessed to have participated alongside five others in series of robbery operations and kidnappings in various parts of the state adding that further investigation led to the arrest of three other suspects.
The police recovered two AK47 riffles, two locally made single barrel pistols, one locally made revolver pistol, four live ammunition and four cartridges, one military camouflage trouser, 44 handsets, 10 SIM cards, six memory cards, four jack knives and a bag containing criminal charms