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Police Arrest 44 Suspects For Armed Robbery, Thuggery And Possession Of Dangerous Weapons In Niger State (Photos)

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 15th Mar, 2023 -

The suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation and they will be arraigned in court for prosecution with capital offense charges.


The arrested suspects

Fourty-four suspects in connection with armed robbery, thuggery, criminal conspiracy, and possession of dangerous weapons have been arrested and paraded by the Niger State Police Command.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation and they will be arraigned in court for prosecution with capital offense charges.
“Following the recent report of miscreants clashes, thuggery, and pockets of tricycle robberies in parts of Minna metropolis, such as Stadium Junction, Limawa, Angwan-Daji, Bosso road, Flamingo junction, Morris junction, and Barkin-Sale causing public unrest, inflicting serious injuries on victims and dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables,” the statement read.
"Consequently, in a bid to curtail this recent trend and menace, on 13/03/2023 at about 2350hrs, the Command mobilized its tactical teams comprised of Operations Department, CTU, Anti-kidnapping unit, tactical support team, Area Command team, various patrol units in the metro and vigilante members led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations DCP Ali Hayatu Kaigama conducted house to house raid sting operation within the areas of Limawa, Angwan-Daji, Paida, Gwadebe, Anguwan-Sarki, Ogbomosho road, Kasuwan-Gwari, and its environs within Minna metropolis''.

During the raid, the notorious suspects were arrested with different types of dangerous weapons, including eleven cutlasses, four scissors, five knives, four swords, one garotte, five sticks, eight handset phones, three shisha pipes/pots, a big saw, scale, an iron bar, a bottle containing illicit drugs, lighter, screw driver, bunch of keys, and ATM cards.
“The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji, psc(+) expressed satisfaction with the operation, and directed that the operation will be a continuous exercise towards ensuring that Minna metropolis is rid of unguarded elements disrupting the peace of the metro, as he reiterated that enough is enough,
” the spokesperson said.
The CP appreciated the cooperation and support of members of the public, and assured them of peaceful atmosphere for their economic activities as adequate security is guaranteed.
Below are names of the suspects:
-Abdullahi Ibrahim 38 yrs

-Abdullahi Isah 31yrs

-Jibrin Musa 30yrs

-Moh'd Sani 30yrs

-Samaila Salisu 35yrs

-Bashir Mukhtar 28yrs

-Isah Moh'd 35yrs

-Kabiru Dahiru 23yrs

-Isah Sidi 15yrs

-Musa Abubakar 18yrs

-Ahmadu Ibrahim 20yrs

-Aliyu Ibrahim 17yrs

-Musa Ishaq 20yrs

-Sadiq Yau 16yrs

-Abdullahi Hassan 20yrs

-Alhassan Adamu 16yrs, all of Limawa

-Abdullahi Adamu 20yrs

-Musa Aliyu 15yrs

-Aliyu Shafiu 18yrs

-Aminu Bello 18yrs

-Aminu Umar 18yrs

-Nafson Awal 18yrs

-Musa Lawal 20yrs

-Ismail Ibrahim 25yrs

-Aminu Hassan 18yrs

-Alhassan Moh'd 15yrs

-Abubakar Tanko 26yrs

-Tasiu Usman 17yrs

-Immurana Yahaya 15yrs

-Mustapha Aliyu 18yrs, all of Angwan-Daji

-Adamu Moh'd 17yrs

-Moh'd Ibrahim 19yrs

-Ahmed Musa 20yrs

-Zarideen Basiru 21yrs

-Aminu Bala 16yrs

-Hassan Yusuf 20yrs

-Tasiu Basiru 20yrs, all of Kasuwan- Gwari

-Nafiu Moh'd 22yrs

-Jamilu Saidu 20yrs

-Saqiru Attahiru 25hrs, all of Anguwan-Sarkin and Gwadebe
Others who were arrested at different locations while on patrol and even at the scene by 'A' Div patrol team between 10th-12th/03/2023 are;

-Abubakar Umar 25yrs of Paida

-Yahaya Musa 20yrs

-Abdulrahman Sani 15yrs

-Abdulkarim Habibu 20yrs, all of Angwan-Daji




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