Police arrest 20 over kidnapping, rape and homosexuality in Jigawa
Jigawa Police Command has arrested 20 suspected kidnappers, rapists and homosexuals in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Abdu Jinjiri, said in Dutse, on Wednesday that some of the suspects were dreaded.
The suspected kidnappers and rapists forcefully abduct and collect huge ransom from their victims, especially in Gwaram Local Government Area.
He said some of the suspects were among those who on Aug. 7, allegedly kidnapped two children and demanded N1 million ransom.
According to him, the suspects collected N250,000 from the parents of their victims.
The Police spokesman said following a security report, detectives swooped on and arrested the suspected kidnappers in their hideout.
He also disclosed the arrest of five suspected serial rapists.
Similarly, Jinjiri said five suspected homosexuals in Gumel Local Government Area were arrested.
Detectives arrested two of the suspects while in the act. They have confessed to the crime.
The suspects would be arraigned soon.
Meanwhile, a 36-year old driver, Ngozika Njoku, and two others who allegedly stole 15 cartons of glass lenses valued at N2.8 million, on Wednesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.
Njoku, Abibat Danjuma and Bashiru Salau 64, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and receipt of stolen goods.
The prosecutor, Insp Steven Molo told the court that Njoku and others (presently at large) committed the alleged offences on June 13 at about 11:00 a.m. at No 119 Nnamdi Azikiwe St., in Lagos.
Molo said that Njoku and Danjuma stole 15 cartons of glass lenses valued at N2.85 million, property of one Ossai Christian.
He also alleged that on June 16, around 1:00p.m. at Ajegunle market, Lagos, Salau ?received 10 cartons of glass lenses valued at N1.9 million from ?Danjuma, knowing that they were stolen goods.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 285 (5) (b) (7) and 326 (2) (a) and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
He said that the sureties must be employed in a limited liability company and must show evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State Government.
However the matter was adjourned to October 4, 2016, for mention