Most Wanted Elusive Kogi serial killer cum kidnapper arrested

A serial killer and notorious kidnapper who had been terrorizing Kogi State and other parts of the South-West has been arrested after being on the run for long.

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It was shouts of joy at the headquarters of the Kogi State Police Command as one of the most wanted serial killers and kidnappers, Zakeri Isiaka Yua, was arrested.

Daily Post reports that the 30-year-old suspect who has been fingered the kidnap and murder of many high-profile citizens in the country, was arrested by  the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by CSP Abba Kyari, along the Okene- Akure Highway.

Isiaka who is also alleged to be an armed robbery gang leader as well as a political thug, was responsible for a series of deaths in the last general election especially in Kogi and some states in the South-West of the country.

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Items recovered from the suspect included 15 automatic rifles suspected to have been snatched from policemen, several AK 47 magazines and different calibers of ammunition.

A security personnel who participated in the operation that led to his arrest described Isiaka as the most powerful and dreaded political thug in Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states.

The suspect, in his confessional statement, told the police:

“My name is Zakeri Isiaka Yua; I am from Odu-Ochelle Village in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

I have nine wives and 15 children. I went into farming after I left school. I farmed at Iseyin in Oyo State, for about eight years before I went to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where I joined the militant leaders.

When I got to Port Harcourt, I stayed with a boy from my village, b‎ecause I had no job. I started visiting an Indian hemp smoking joints in the area. I later discovered that those who visited the joints are mainly into oil bunkering.

I told them that I wanted to join them and they started beating me. They thought I was an informant. I was beaten for one week before a guy took interest in me. He allowed me to join them.

They thought me how to handle firearms and we did lots of oil bunkering. I was making close to N3 million on each trip.

After I made my money, I came to Abuja and settled down. I built a house and then I went into sales of vehicles. I was buying and selling cars. I also came back with three guns and I kept them in the village.”

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The police say the suspect will be transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is very much interested in his case, going by the high profile crimes he committed.

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