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Police Arrest 27 Kidnap, Robbery Suspects In Kogi

27 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers were paraded by the Police in Lokoja, Kogi State on Friday.

Mr Yakubu Usman, Kogi State Police Commissioner, who paraded the suspects before newsmen said that one of them led his gang to kidnap a Chinese lady, Lilly Yunpin, and collected N3 million ransom.

The Commissioner of Police said that the ring leader ran out of luck when he was eventually arrested while in the process of kidnapping another person, even as he added that six other members of the gang were still at large.

The commissioner said that another suspect, who led others to kidnap and later killed their victim after collecting N2.5 million ransom was arrested at a hotel at Idah on March 2.

According to him the gang of three suspected kidnappers on March 13 kidnapped Mr Lawrence Madaki at Ayangba after which they collected N3 million as ransom.

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He said that the five suspects had confessed to the crime

The Commissioner of Police said that two vehicles, AK-47 guns, five locally made pistols, live cartridges and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the suspects.