By Mwuese Adem – Jos
Plateau State Police Command has arrested one person in connection with the killing of Radio Nigeria Highland FM staff , late Mrs. KENWAN PWUL and the kidnap of her 6 year old daughter.
State Commissioner of Police C.P EDWARD EGBUKA disclosed this while parading the suspect along with 38 others for various offences, all arrested within the last quarter of last year to date.
Late Mrs KENMWAN PWUL who was an administrative staff of Radio Nigeria Highland FM Jos met her death on the 23rd of December 2020, when a group of gun men stormed her residence in Du area of Jos South local Government, shot her and kidnapped her 6 year old daughter who was later released.
Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state commissioner of police CP Edward Egbuka said operatives of the command combed nearby hills and forests where they apprehended one Idris Musa of Kafi-Abu area, Barkin-ladi who had a gunshot wound on his leg.
CP Egbuka added that the suspect initially denied any complicity in the crime but when confronted with evidence from the crime scene confessed and mentioned some of his accomplices who are still at large.
In another case of abduction, the police commissioner revealed that a combine team of police operatives, local vigilante and hunters raided some criminal hide outs at Ruga village , a boundary settlement between taraba and bauchi states and arrested 3 persons while others fled with bullet wounds.
Also arrested were 6 suspects for burning a professor, Gabriel Asenge in his vehicle at Rayfield road Jos.
paraded for culpable homicide was 28 year old Raymond Ibrahim for allegedly killing a tricycle owner identified as Micah Luka and buried the victim in an uncompleted building along Liberty Bouleverd, Jos.
The police boss also informed that the command arrested 2 gangs of armed robbers within Jos metropolis and environ Others were paraded for
criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of fire arms, car theft among other crimes.
Items recovered by the police were locally fabricated guns, Nigeria army uniforms, vehicles and laptops.
He commended governor Simon lalong for working out modalities to curb crime in the state by signing into law the anti kidnapping, land grabbing, cultism and violence related matters bill and the public of providing necessary information towards arresting hoodlums.
He promised continuos aggressive manhunt for criminals in every part of the state to curb insecurity.