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Police arrest 6 suspected kidnappers in Adamawa

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… As Police arraign man, 24, over alleged assault of neighbour***

The Police Command in Adamawa says it has arrested six suspected kidnappers who attacked Ngurore police station in Yola-South and kidnapped nursing a mother.

The newsmen report that the incident occurred on Oct. 10 and the victims were rescued.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Mohammed Barde disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Adamawa Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) on Thursday in Yola.

He said that the command was ready to deal with any kidnapping, arm robbery and other criminal activities in the state.

Barde called for continued support of the committee by providing useful information to the police to ensure peace and security across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

He assured them that such information would be treated with confidentiality.

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The commissioner advised the PCRC to remain united in the discharge of their duties and discouraged them from having different factions.

In his address, Mr Olu Adegoke, State Chairman of PCRC, assured Barde of maximum support and cooperation towards tackling security challenges in the state.

“We are here to welcome you to Adamawa and give you our support and cooperation, we have been doing that and we will continue to do it,” he said.

He said that the committee was united and would do everything possible for the success of the police in the state.

In the same vein, a 24-year-old man, Evans Agbemapo, on Thursday appeared before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court  in Lagos State, charged with hitting his neighbor several blows on the face and body with an iron rod .

Agbemapo, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault preferred against him.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP. Clement Okuiomose told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct.6, at about 6:00p.m at Zongo Area, near Seme in Badagy, Lagos State.

Okuiomose alleged that the defendant physically assaulted his neighbour, Mr Bidemi Joseph, whom he dealt several blows to the body with an iron rod.

“The beating caused him (complainant) harm on his nose. The defendant was arrested and handed over to the Police for prosecution.

“The offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,’’ he said.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadaunsi Adefioye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adefioye adjourned the case until November 11 for mention.


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