The Nigerian police force has achieved breakthrough in fighting criminalities in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State and other neighbouring States.
The success was recorded following the killings of innocent people and the removal of their private parts for ritual purposes in Ankpa town and environs, and the killing of a Police Inspector, Abdul Alfa, at Ejule Police outpost in Ofu LGA while on foot patrol on the 28th November, 2017 – snatching the Police rifle in his possession, and several complaints of missing persons received at the Police Stations in Ankpa and environs.
In the course of investigation, it was discovered that a notorious gang were responsible for the heinous crimes. They remove the male and female organs of their victims after killing them and sell to personalities to Kogi and neighbouring towns.
AKUBU HAMIDU ‘M’ 39Yrs – Gang Leader (Vigilante Commander of Ankpa), a native of Ankpa and the vigilante leader in the community along with his vigilante guards are the hit-men responsible for the killings of several victims and removing their organs mostly male and female organs including other body parts such as the head, kidney, and other vital body organs and sell them to personalities within and outside the State for rituals.
During interrogations, the Gang Leader, YAKUBU HAMIDU and his members now in Police custody confessed to the crime and admitted that they were sponsored and working for Abdulahi Ibrahim Ali a.k.a (Halims) and ALHAJI Shaibu Adamu a.k.a AYE-MARINA whom they handover the body parts to after killing their victims and severing their body organs and collecting huge sums of money in hundred thousands of Naira. Aye-Marina’s driver known as Zakaru receives the body parts from Yakubu Hamidu.
Abdulahi Ibrahim Ali a.k.a (Halims) who have volunteered statement to the investigators is now in Police custody and is suspected to have used the proceed of crime to build and own so many properties including big hotels and several filling stations in Kogi State while ALHAJI Shaibu Adamu a.k.a MARINA without known profession or any known means of livelihood was suspected also to have built and own mansions and four (4) filling stations in Ankpa, Kogi State and another four (4) at Onyangede in Benue State with the proceeds of the crime.
The suspects further confessed to the killings and removal of body parts of the following victims (i) James M (other names yet to be known) (ii) Christopher (other names yet to be known) (iii) Mohammed (other names yet to be known) (iv) Small Case (Real name unknwon) (v) Omu (other names yet to be known) (vi) Inspector Abdul Alfa (who was ambushed and axed on his head from behind to death) by Julius Alhasan and his gang.
Investigation is being concluded and efforts being intensified to arrest other suspects who include prominent personalities linked to the crime but still at large. They will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.