By Francis Nansak
Nasarawa state command of the Nigerian Police has neutralised one suspected armed robber, recover fire arm and arrested a Benue wanted cultist and serial killer in the state.
The command spokesman ASP Namsel Ramhan onbehalf of the Commissioner of police ,Barrister Bola Longe in a statement on Sunday,said based on information at the disposal of the Nasarawa State Police Command which indicated that, one Oodo Moro ‘M’ alias Papa shokey, the leader of Black Axe confraternity in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state has relocated to Karu local government area of Nasarawa State.
Where he was seen recruiting and initiating youths into his criminal cult group in preparation for a reprisal attack on a rival cult group in Benue state.
The statement which reads in parts had it that “In reaction to this unsavoury development, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc (+) ordered a full scale manhunt to catch him and arrest the tide of this unwholesome scenario.
” It is heartwarming to note however that, this manhunt paid off on 28/5/2021 at about 0945hrs when Police operatives attached to New Karu Division bursted the notorious cultist and serial killer (Oodo Moro alias Papa shokey) in his hideout at unity garden, Karu LGA of Nasarawa State.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect have been on the wanted list of the Benue State Police Command and the IGP Intelligence Response Team over several cases of armed robbery, culpable homicide and cultism” The statement.
Further more the statement revealed that the suspect have confessed to the killing of over eight (8) persons and participated in numerous armed robbery activities in Nasarawa and Benue state respectively before he was arrested.
The Commissioner of Police have directed that, the case should be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for extensive Investigation.
In another development, on 30/5/2021 at about 0210hrs, a distress call was received by the personnel of Police Mobile Force of the Nasarawa State Command on special duty at Kadarko, Keana LGA that, armed robbers had blocked Lafia-Makurdi road and unsuspecting travellers are being dispossessed of their personal belongings.
According to the command, upon receipt of the information, the Police operatives swiftly mobilised to the scene where a gun duel ensued, in the process, one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally wounded and one locally fabricated gun was recovered from him.
“He was rushed to Odumu hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc(+) commended the men for their dogedness and urged them to sustain the tempo, until the state is rid of criminals.
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