The suspected kidnappers of the mother of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, in May 2014, have been paraded by the police. Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jomoh Moshood, who paraded the suspects before newsmen at a press conference in Abuja, said the kidnap was carried out in Uvete, Adavi local government area of Kogi on May 29, 2014 when the governor was still the Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services. He gave the names of the suspects as Iliyasu Suleiman (44), Danjuma Ibrahim (26), Iliyasu Obadaki (35), Alhaji Nasiru (43) and Hafiz Yakubu.
Items recovered from the suspects include two AK 47 rifles; 20 live cartridges, one army camouflage inner wear; two army camouflage pair of trousers, two army camouflage caps, one black Beretta, two plastic guns, three sharp knives and one axe. Jimoh said the suspects during interrogation, confessed to kidnapping the governor’s mother as well as committing other robberies in FCT, Kogi and Niger.
Jimoh added that the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation.