Two fake Assistant Inspectors of Police, Bankole Odusi and Samuel Idowu have been arrested for impersonating police officers and unlawful possession of fire arms (improvise gun).

Parading the suspects along with 17 others for various crimes include kidnapping, murder/ritual, cultism, robbery among others on Wednesday at Police headquarters in Asaba, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mohammed Ali said that his primary assignment was to provide adequate security for the good people of Delta State.

He said, “RRS operatives while on stop and search duty at head bridge Asaba, intercepted a Ford vehicle with two occupants one Samuel Idowu and one Bankole Odusi wearing police uniform.

“Upon search, a toy Beretta pistol was recovered from them. On interrogation, they initially said they were police officers but later admitted to be spy police.

CP Mohammed said that the command is not relenting in its tireless efforts to fight against crime and criminality, to sustain the force and ensure that criminally minded individuals will not see the state as a safe haven for them.

Confessing to the crime, the suspects said that they are spy officers attached to a bank in Lagos Island.

“We work as spy officers in a bank in Lagos. Our boss send us to deliver a vehicle Imo State.

“It was on our way to Imo State, the police intercepted us at the bridge head. Our crime is that we wore the police uniform.”

When asked how do they got the uniform, the suspects said that they got the uniform at Police central store.

Southern Kaduna attackers crossed bridge manned by soldiers, SOKAPU alleges

THE Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has said that over 20 of its kinsmen, including a pregnant woman, were killed in one single night in four villages of Chawai Chiefdom in the Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State.

The four villages were Ungwan Magali, Kigam, Kisico and Kikoba in the Kauru LGA.

The umbrella body of the Southern Kaduna peoples also alleged that the attackers crossed a bridge well-manned by soldiers at Bakin Kogi market town and invaded neighbouring Apiababun village in Atyap Chiefdom Zangon Kataf LGA.

The SOKAPU’s spokesman, Luka Binniyat, stated this in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Binniyat also said that several houses were razed and farmland destroyed by the attackers.

The statement read in part, “Less than 24 hours after assailants invaded four Chawai villages in Chawai Chiefdom, Kauru LGA in Southern Kaduna and killed over 20 persons in a single night, the attackers crossed a bridge well manned by soldiers at Bakin Kogi market town and invaded neighbouring Apiababun village in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf LGA. They killed a heavily pregnant woman, her two children and two children of her husband’s brother.

“Unguwan Magaji, which had suffered three previous attacks and killings from 2014, recorded eight deaths, while 75 homes were burnt, 37 farms, among others were destroyed.

“In Kigam, which has also suffered similar fate with Anguwan Magaji, six persons were killed and 52 homes burnt. In Kishoho, six persons were killed and 37 homes burnt. The violence in Kikoba claimed six persons, three critically injured, 12 houses burnt and 31 farms ravished by the attackers.”

The Kaduna State Police Command had yet to confirm the latest casualties, even as the spokesman for the Command, Mohammed Jalige, did not take our correspondent’s call.

Troops avert attack on Zangon Kataf, arrest one suspect.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said in a statement on Wednesday that troops of Operation Safe Haven averted another attack on Magamiya village of Zangon-Kataf Local Government area of the state.

Aruwan said, “One of the attackers identified as Yusuf Aliyu was arrested by the troops and is in custody for interrogation and further investigation.

A resident, Shedrach Yohanna, was hit on his left arm by a stray bullet during the attempted attack. He is receiving treatment and is in stable condition.


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