Two suspected notorious bandit informants who set their friend up for abduction, have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command.
The spokesperson of the command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, August 17, 2023, said the suspects conspired and lured their friend to a location where they planned with a notorious Zamfara bandits’ leader to kidnap the victim.
“The command succeeded in arresting the duo of one Mohammed Bello alias Dan Ali, of Sabon Gari, Ikara LGA, Kaduna State, and Abubakar Mohammed of Kumbotso LGA, Kano State, suspected to be notorious informants to bandits,” the PPRO stated.
“On July 12, 2023, the duo criminally conspired, deceived, and lured their friend, one Salmanu, to a point between Funtua and Zamfara State where they planned with one Gora, a notorious bandits’ leader hibernating in Zamfara forest, and kidnap the victim,”
"In the course of investigation, the duo were traced and arrested in connection with the offence where they confessed to the commission of the offence,” Aliyu added.
Similarly, the command succeeded in arresting one Sadiq Abdullahi, 22, of Rafin-dadi quarters, Katsina, suspected to be a notorious motorcycle thief.
The PPRO said nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted by men of the command’s Anti-kidnapping Unit (AKU) on routine patrol along Katsina-Jibia road. The suspect was said to be in possession of a suspected stolen white Jing Cheng motorcycle.
During the course of investigation, the suspect reportedly confessed to have stolen the said motorcycle from Gafai quarters, Katsina, belonging to one Ahmad Lawal Babaye.
"He further mentioned one Surajo Sani, of Magamar Jibia, as the receiver of his stolen items; one Sani Abba alias Uban shegu, of Kofar-Yandaka quarters, Katsina, and one Hamisu Mamman, as his abettors,” Aliyu said.
He added that the suspects would he charged as soon as investigations were completed.