Police arrest suspected gunmen responsible for Kogi killings

:::Barely 24 hours when the Deeper Life
Bible Church was attacked by some
unknown gunmen, Kogi state Police
Command has paraded three suspects
including a woman in connection with the
gun attack on members of the Church, at
Eika Adagu were about 19 people lost their
The state Police Commissioner, Muhammed
Katsina while parading the suspects before
journalists at the state police headquarters in
Lokoja said the suspects were arrested at their
hide out in Ibillo, Edo state.
The Police made the major break-through in
their effort to bring to book, the perpetrators of
the killings at the Deeper Life Church, dead in
Okene by acting on intelligence.
Detectives investigating the case stormed a
criminal hideout in Idare hills of Okene,
suspected to be a safe haven for the hoodlums
wreaking havoc in the state.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums
opened fire on them, prompting a gun duel.
In the ensuing battle, the gang leader identified
as Yekini Isah of Obehira area of Okene,
sustained injury on his head.
Though he initially escaped from the scene, he
was trailed and arrested in a hide-out at Ibilo in
Edo state, where he was receiving native
treatment for his wounds.
According to the Police Commissioner, with the
effort of Edo Police Command, the officers were
able to get the suspects and recovered one AK
47 rifle with 30 rounds of live ammunition and
their traditional uniforms.
Two other suspects, including a female, were
arrested during the operation.
Meanwhile, investigation and efforts at tracking
other fleeing members of the gang are still on-

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