By Luka Retle Kumbet
Plateau State Police Command has identified its synergy with other security agencies as a major help that has made the task of policing the state rewarding.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, stated this on Monday while parading some criminal suspects at it’s Headquarters in Jos.
“The existing synergy between the Police, other security agencies, and strategic security help groups, such as Hunters, VGN, Neighbourhood Watch etc has tremendously made the task of policing the State rewarding,” he said.
He said “On 17/01/2023 at about 0640hrs, Police Patrol team attached to Safer Highway office of the Command, while on routine vehicular patrol operation, along Shen- Bukuru Road Jos South LGA, intercepted a Gold coloured Honda Accord car with Reg NO. KNK 329 AA driven by one Gwong Gyang alongside one Reto Dagwi both ‘males’ of Shen Du Jos South LGA.”
“When the vehicle was thoroughly searched, 200 pieces of G3 live ammunitions (7.62x51mm), 80 pieces of AK 47 live ammunitions (7.62mm), 56 pieces of type 06 live ammunitions, and one empty magazine were found in the vehicle hence, the suspects were arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the suspects disclosed that one Dajah (Surname yet known) way billed the ammunition to them through a commercial driver from Maiduguri to Jos,” he said.
He said the suspects also mentioned one Gideon (Surname yet unknown) male of Bokkos LGA as the middle man between them and Dajah.
The CP added that , “The suspects further confessed that one Caleb Katwal and Irimiya Dalek both male of Kunet Barah Bokkos LGA Sometime in December 2022, received a G3 rifle facilitated by the same Dajah.
“Based on the strength of their confessions, the said Caleb Katwal and Irimiya Dalek both male, were traced to Kunet Barah, Bokkos LGA, and arrested, and the alleged G3 rifle was recovered from them,” he said.
The CP added that efforts are on to apprehend all suspects associated with the arm deal.