Photo used for illustrative purpose onlyThe suspect identified as Zakeri Yua Isiaka, is also alleged to be an armed robbery kingpin as well as a political thug responsible for series of death in the last general election, in Kogi and some states in the South-West.
It was gathered Isiaka and his gang usually dressed in military-camouflage during operations and were allegedly involved in the kidnap of high profile citizens, especially in Kogi State.
The 30-year-old serial killer was arrested by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Abba Kyari, penultimate Sunday, along the Okene- Akure Highway.
The police recovered 15 automatic rifles including an Ak47, suspected to have been snatched from policemen. Also recovered were several AK 47 magazines and different calibres 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.
While confessing, the suspect said: “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,” he noted.
“They thought me how to handle fire arms and we did lots of oil bunkering. I was making close to N3million 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 vehicle. I was buying and selling cars. I also came back with three guns and I kept them in the village." he added
The police said they have declared man hunt for other members of the gang and that the suspect would soon be charged to the court. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>