Plateau State Police Command, yesterday, paraded Moses Okoh, aged 20, the suspected killer of Miss Jennifer Anthony, a 300-level student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), whose lifeless body was found mutilated on January 1, at a guest house in Jos.
Okoh, suspected to be her boyfriend, fled after committing the crime. The new commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka, in his maiden press briefing, paraded the suspect and other criminal elements, causing harm, killings and kidnappings in the state.
The CP stated that the Command in a bid to arrest Okoh, launched an aggressive manhunt and tactically trailed him to Benue State where he was arrested by operatives.
He said that the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is completed.
The suspect’s hands were tied behind him with all the blood-soaked white cloth used to pluck out Jennifer’s eyes, drugs and materials used in his operation during the parade.
He was seen shaking and dancing with his head and refused to answer questions put across to him by journalists.
The suspect’s father, Joseph Okoh, a lecturer in the university, did not help matters, as he could not say much after the police boss invited him to be interviewed by journalists.
But CP Onyeka, who listed all his achievements since he assumed duty, mentioned the arrest of the killer of Jennifer Anthony as one of the great feats.
He listed some of his achievements thus: “ On the 10/11/2021 at about 1840hrs, while acting on credible information, the operatives of the Command attached to Laranto Division in collaboration with the Anti- Kidnapping Unit (AKU) of the command, stormed a suspected kidnapping den at Saya village along Jos-Kano road, where they kidnap and harbour their victim, Dr. Micah Samaila ‘m’ of Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos.
On sighting the operatives, a gun duel ensued but the criminals were overpowered by the superior gunfire of the Police and in the process, they abandoned the victim and fled into the bush. The victim was rescued unhurt and has been reunited with his family. Efforts are to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“On 12/11/2021 at about 0500hrs, a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Bokkos Division that on 11/11/2021 at about 2100hrs, one Bilyaminu Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 20years of Bokkos town had a misunderstanding with one Amandi Atikai ‘m’ of New Layout in Bokkos over tramadol drugs and in the process, the said Bilyaminu removed a knife in his possession and stabbed Amandi severally on his back. The victim was rushed to the hospital but died while on admission.
“Upon receipt of the report, police operatives attached to the Division were mobilised to the scene. The suspect was trailed and arrested. He confessed to the crime and the knife was also recovered. Case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed”.
16/11/2021 at about 1930hrs, according to him, while acting on credible information from an impeccable source, the Operatives of the Command attached to Laranto Division carried out an intelligence-led raid on the black spot at Gamajigo area along Zaria Road, Jos and the following persons were arrested; Patrick Gambo aged 22yrs and John Yakubu aged 18yrs all male of different address in Jos he explained.
Upon interrogation, he said suspects confessed to belonging to the same cult group while Exhibits recovered from them include; one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, a jackknife, and three mobile phones, adding that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”
The commissioner advised members of the public to report suspicious movements and persons to the police and other law enforcement agencies to help nip crimes in the bud.