A serving corp member has been arrested by the Kogi State Police Command for breaking the Automated Machine (ATM) of ECO bank with digger and axe along Ganajana area in Lokoja with intention of stealing money from the machine.
The Kogi State Police Commissioner, CP Wilson Inalegwu while addressing journalists yesterday at the Police Command said the serving corp member, Aka-Jude Tersoo and his partner in crime Godwin Idih were among 34 suspected criminal arrested within one week in the state.
He explained that on the twenty six of last month at about 2 am, the serving corp member and his partner were arrested by a vigilant Armed Police patrol team on duty noticed suspicious movement at the bank and stopped to observed.
He disclosed that on close examination the police patrol saw two individual later identified as Godwin Idih and Aka-Jude Tersoo breaking the ATM machine with digger and axe.
“The team promptly intercepted and arrested the suspects and recovered theexhibits and on interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime.
He noted that the arrest were made within one week adding that the command was determined to curb crime so that indigenes and visitors alike can sleep with their two eyes closed.
Wilson Inalegwu pointed out that these breakthrough resulted from the relentless efforts of its officers, improved security coverage and result oriented strategies.
“The Command will continue to adopt common problem solving strategies for. effective result on the Community Policing which has improved public confidence in the Command resulting in public spirited individuals coming forward to give or provide valuable information on criminal elements and their activities.
“The Command will not rest on its oars and will continue to work hard to ensure the security of life and property”, he maintained.
Credits: Ibrahim Obansa | The Authority