‘We killed Portuguese because N600,000 ransom was too small’


as Police parade 30 kidnappers, robbers, cattle thieves

By Boluwaji Obahopo

LOKOJA— Hassan Abubakar, leader of the gang that abducted and killed a Portuguese, has said they killed their victim because the N600,000 offered to them for his release was considered “too small.”

Members of the four-man gang, which abducted and killed the Portuguese, Mr. Jose Machada, construction engineer attached to Dangote Construction Company, were among the 30 suspects arrested for various offences such as robbery, kidnapping, cultism and cattle rustling across Kogi State.


Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, who paraded the suspects at the Kogi State Police Command, said the IGP Special Anti-Crime Task Force as well as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Kogi Police Command, have been working in synergy to tackle the menace of kidnapping along Lokoja-Ajaokuta-Anyigba,…

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