Kidnappers pump bullets in bowels of eight-year-old boy



THE Nigeria Police, Kogi State Command, yesterday paraded the kingpin of a kidnap gang, Muhammed Abubakar, who allegedly shot the 8-year-old son of Evangelist Adejoh Andrew, Rejoice Andrew.

According to police sources, Rejoice was rescued after four surgeries on his battered bowel.

Abubakar, along with other accomplices according to the police, invaded the evangelist’s house who escaped being kidnapped, but his son who was not that lucky was shot in the stomach.

A member of the gang Ali Sumaila was also apprehended and paraded.

Items recovered from the suspects included an AK47 rifle belonging to the police, amulets and other dangerous weapons.

Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, the State Commissioner of Police Samuel Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said the AK47 that was recovered from the suspects was snatched from one Corporal Agbonika Amos who was attacked on July 8, 2015 at Ankpa Local Council chairman’s quarters.

The police also paraded another gang of kidnappers who, in the process of abducting a woman, shot the brother in-law named Ogbaele Obi to death.

The suspects later got a ransom of N860, 000 before the woman was let off their hook.

Also paraded was another group of suspected criminals who attacked and kidnapped one Engineer Muhammed Idris and his brother Abdullahi Idris while travelling along Okene/Okpella Road.

The CP said N1.5million ransom was paid to the kidnappers before the two were released.

The Commissioner said: “On the 22nd of August, 2015, at about 12:30hours, some group of armed men attacked and kidnapped one Engr. Muhammed Idris and Abdullahi Idris why travelling along Okene/Okpella road.”

“Despite their release police continued with their investigation through intelligence gathering and the kidnappers were arrested from their hideout when they were warming up for another nefarious activity.”

He said the suspects have confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects include one AK 47 and two AK47 magazines.

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