Police in central Nigeria yesterday paraded 19 suspects arrested in connection to the recent disappearance of a retired Army General, Mr. Idris Alkali.

35 year old Mrs. Rebecca Gyang from Jos the Plateau State capital was among the suspects.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, Tyopev Terna, parading the suspects at the Police headquarters in Jos said Mrs. Gyang was arrested for participating in a protest staged by women in Lopandet community, South of the State capital against the draining of a pond from which the missing General's car was later reportedly recovered.

Mrs. Gyang "did everything to cover the crime and pervert justice," he said.

Also paraded was the village Chief of Lopandet community, Mr. Yakubu Rapp who was detained after turning himself in when the Police declared him wanted.

He was alleged to have had knowledge of a claimed assault on the retired General by youths during a protest following September 2's gun attack by "men in army uniform" that left 11 people in the village dead.

None of the suspects which total 19 was allowed to speak to journalists but lawyers working on the charges against Mr. Rapp say they are confident the village Chief was innocent.

One of them anonymously told MKB that bail application for Mr. Rapp had been filed since last week and efforts are being made to secure his freedom in the court.

The Police Spokesperson, Mr. Terna had said all the suspects arrested will soon be charged to court.