The police in Lokoja, on Wednesday, paraded 56 suspects arrested in connection with the recent looting of some warehouses and offices during the recent EndSARS protests by youths.
The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Ede Ayuba, said that the suspects, including a 50-year-old woman, participated in the looting of the state Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and the essential drugs warehouse belonging to the state government.
He also said that some of the suspects participated in the looting of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture office in Lokoja.
According to him, some looted items recovered from the suspects include water pumping machines, agro-chemicals, cartons of surgical gloves, and a kit containing spanners and screwdrivers.
Also recovered were different types/models of motorcycles, tricycles, two sacks containing forcefully-dismembered air conditioners, computers, and electronic gadgets.
He also listed other items recovered as medical equipment, six spraying cans, two ceiling fans and a Peugeot 407 saloon car, with registration number LAGOS: APP 897 AZ.
Ayuba said that the car contained different types of assorted drugs and medical equipment suspected to have been stolen from the essential drugs warehouse.
He said that all the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were concluded.
The police commissioner said that the police, in conjunction with other security agencies, had started trailing the hoodlums who launched gun attacks on residents of Lokoja on Oct. 25.
Ayuba did not, however, give the number of residents killed or injured during the attacks.
He said that police and other security agencies had embarked on a joint patrol of Lokoja to checkmate the activities of hoodlums and restore peace for normal business activities to fully resume. (NAN)
– Oct. 28, 2020 @ 16:25 GMT |