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Katsina Police Arrest Bandits’ Informants, Robbers And Suspect Who Bought Stolen Vehicle Worth N3M For N200,000

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 08th Feb, 2023 -

According to the PPRO, the command arrested three suspected thieves who specialised in breaking into houses to commit armed robbery and car snatching in the state capital.


The arrested suspects

Fifteen suspects in connection with armed robbery, banditry and other criminal offences have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command.

The spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, paraded the suspects at the police headquarters on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

According to the PPRO, the command arrested three suspected thieves who specialised in breaking into houses to commit armed robbery and car snatching in the state capital.

The gang was led by one Muhammed Abdulrahman, 27, who has been on the command's wanted list for armed robbery. Two Corolla motor vehicles, two brand-new motorcycles, and a locally-made gun were recovered from them.

Other suspects include; two suspected informants led by one, Suleiman Dahiru of Yau-Yau village in Batsari Local Government Area of the state who specialized in inviting terrorists to attack people at Rahamawa Quarters in the Katsina metropolitan area.

Ten other suspects are Aminu Lawal also known as 'Entertainment', Salisu Hassan, 33 years old, of Rijiyar Lemu, Kano State as well as three armed robbers namely: Amir Abdullahi, 19-year-old of Funtua LGA, Katsina, who specialised in blocking highways to steal people's property mostly phones.

Also arrested was one Abubakar Sufiyanu, a notorious thief of Kofar Kaura layout, Katsina who attacked a church in Dandume LGA, Katsina State and tied the church security guard, and eventually took away a motor vehicle parked within the church premises.

Similarly, 23-year-old Abdul Salisu of Sardauna Estate in Katsina State was also part of the suspects who were arrested by the police for specializing in buying stolen motor vehicles from car thieves.

Salisu was arrested after he bought a stolen Corolla motor vehicle valued at three million for the sum of two hundred thousand Naira only.

''On 05/01/2023, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting the trio of one (1) Muhammed Abdulrahman alias Lalo 'm' aged 27 years old of Saulawa quarters Katsina, the ring leader who has been on the command?s wanted list for armed robbery (2) Ibrahim Haruna alias Muti 'm' aged 22 years old of Kofar Kaura quarters, Katsina and (3) Naziru Lawal 'm' 23 years old of the same address, the notorious syndicate that specializes in arm robbery and car snatching terrorizing katsina metropolis,''
the statement read.

"In the course of the investigation, suspects confessed to the commission of the offence and stated that between September to December 2022, they attacked more than nine (9) houses in different parts of the Katsina metropolitan area robbing residents of their motor vehicles, cash amounting to three million, nine hundred and eighty-three naira (N3, 983,000:00K)''

"They further confessed to belonging to several other armed robbery gangs. Furthermore, mentioned one Nasiru Muhammed, 'M' aged 45yrs of Sabuwar Gayan village, Chukun LGA, Kaduna state, as the receiver and disposer of their stolen motor vehicles.

''The following exhibits were recovered from the suspects during police search: (1) Toyota corolla LE (2) Toyota corolla CE (3) The operational vehicle of the syndicate, a Peugeot 406 with registration number KUJ 368 FU (4) Two brand new motorcycles bought by the suspects from the proceed of the crime (5) A double barrel gun, machetes, sticks, and criminal charms. An investigation is ongoing."

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