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  • Kidnappers of Kogi governor Yahaya Bello’s mother arrested, paraded (Photo)
  •  Yahaya Bello
    Five suspected kidnappers of the mother of the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello were on Tuesday arrested and paraded in the state.
    Bello’s mother, Hajia Hawawu Bello, was abducted by some gunmen in Uvete, Adavi local government area of Kogi on May 29, 2014.
    At time of the incident, Governor Bello was the Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services.
    The suspects names were given as 44-year-old Iliyasu Suleiman Danjuma Ibrahim, 26, Iliyasu Obadaki, 35, Alhaji Nasiru, 43) and Hafiz Yakubu.
    The Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
    According to Moshood, items such as two AK 47 rifles; 20 live cartridges; one army camouflage inner wear; two army camouflage pair of trousers and two army camouflage caps were recovered from the suspects.
    Other items include, one black Beretta; two plastic guns; three sharp knives and one axe.
    Moshood said the suspects had confessed to the kidnapping of the governor’s mother and other robberies in FCT, Kogi and Niger.
    The police spokesman further disclosed that efforts were being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gang while the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation.

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