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Thursday, 3 January 2019

News Africa: Man caught with 26 mobile phones and a pistol

Man caught with 26 mobile phones and a pistol

A 21-year-old man known as Godwin Raphael have been arrested by Benue Police Command with 26 brands of mobile phones, a locally made pistol and other items in Otukpo Local Government Area.

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DSP Moses Yamu, who’s the State Police Public Relations Officer, told the NAN on Thursday in Makurdi that Raphael was arrested on Christmas Day following an intelligence tip-off.
Yamu said that the Police arrested Raphael with 26 mobile phones, a locally made pistol, three live cartridges and one plasma television; adding that he was in company with other suspects now at large.

He disclosed that the Command also arrested 11 suspected cultists at the point of initiations in Wadata, Makurdi on December 26, during a routine raid.
The spokesman said the Command had, on the night of December 26, arrested four suspected armed robbers in a Toyota Corolla car with a locally made pistol and one live cartridge in Ado Local Government.
He named the suspects as Monday Igbo, Moses Abbah, Friday Oguche and Godwin Ochigbo.
Yamu further disclosed that four members of the Red Skin Confraternity cult were arrested in Otukpo on December 27 with a local pistol, two cartridges, a big bottle of dry gin, and 60 wraps of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
The PPRO further disclosed that one person was arrested in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area for causing grievous hurt.

He explained that the suspect had, on December 25, shot somebody at a bar in Katsina-Ala after an argument.


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