From Yakubu Busari, Jos
Moses Oko, suspected killer of Miss Jennifer Anthony and other suspected criminals, right, paraded by the Police in Jos on Thursday
The Commissioner of Police in Plateau state, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, has disclosed the arrest of one of the suspected killers off Miss Jennifer Anthony based on credible information.
Miss Jennifer Anthony, a 300 level student of the University of Jos, was found mutilated at Domus Pacis Guest House, Jos by a man named Moses Oko ‘m’, aged 20 years, suspected to be her boyfriend who fled after committing the crime.
Onyeka said the Command in a bid to arrest the perpetrator launched an aggressive manhunt on the suspect and tactically trailed him to Benue State where he was arrested by hawked-eye police operatives of the Command.
In a press conference held at the his office at police headquarters in Jos, Onyeka said the suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.
He disclosed that the Command through his leadership has put together a lot of strategies to prevent crimes in Plateau State.
“But whenever crime occurs, we put in all efforts to arrest the perpetrators for them to face the consequences of their criminal actions,” he said and went on to present some of his achievements since his resumption in office:
“In that way, I present the following cases as some of our achievements within the period under review.
They are; Rescue Of A Kidnapped Victim: On the 10/11/2021 at about 6.40 pm, while acting on a credible information, stormed a suspected kidnapping den at Saya village along Jos – Kano road where they kidnap and harbor their victims, one Dr Micah Samaila ‘m’ of Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos; on sighting the operatives, gun duel ensued but they were overpowered by the superior gunfire of the Police and in the process, they abandoned the victim and fled into the bush.
The victim was rescued unhurt and has been re-united with his family. Effort is on with the view to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“Culpable Homicide: On 12/11/2021 at about 5am a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Bokkos Division that on 11/11/2021 at about 2100hrs, one Bilyaminu Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 20years of Bokkos town had a misunderstanding with one Amandi Atikai ‘m’ of New Layout in Bokkos over tramadol drugs and in the process, the said Bilyaminu removed a knife in his possession and stabbed Amandi severally on his back.
“The victim was rushed to the hospital but died while on admission.Upon receipt of the report, Police operatives attached to the Division were mobilized to the scene. The suspect was trailed and arrested. He confessed to the crime and the knife was also recovered. Case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.
” Arrest Of Suspected Cultist And Recovery Of Locally Made Pistol: On 16/11/2021 at about 1930hrs, while acting on a credible information from impeccable source, the Operatives of the Command attached to Laranto Division carried out an intelligence-led raid on black spot at Gamajigo area along Zaria Road, Jos and the following persons were arrested; (i) Patrick Gambo aged 22yrs and (ii) John Yakubu aged 18yrs all male of different address in Jos.
“Upon interrogation, suspects confessed to have belonged to the same cult group. Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, a jack knife, and three mobile phones.
Suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.Criminal Conspiracy, Trespass And Armed Robbery: On 22/11/2021 at about 2100hrs, the Command received distress call that some miscreants criminally conspired and entered the house of one Engr. Korode Najib ‘m’ of Kunkura farm, Barkin Akawu Area to rob him.
On receipt of the report, the battle ready Police Operatives of the Command attached to Rantya Division swiftly raced to the scene where one Idris Abbas ‘m’ aged 18years and one Kasimu Haruna ‘m’ aged 17years were arrested.
Other arrests, according to the Commissioner of Police, included Suspected Dreaded Cultists And Recovery Of Dangerous Weapon, Charms And Other Illicit Drugs: arrest Of Suspected Human Traffickers: Arrest Of Armed Robbery Suspect And Recovery Of Locally Made Pistol: Arrest Of Four (4) Armed Robbery Suspects And Recovery of Firearms: Rescue of Kidnapped Victims:
He appealed to the public to report suspicious movements and persons to the Police and other law enforcement agencies to help nib crimes in the bud, adding that, “on our part, we are prepared to respond within a reasonable time whenever we receive a distress call. I also call on all residents of Plateau State to cooperate and synergize with the Police by giving us timely and useful information in order to fight all forms of criminalities.”