As part of the Katsina State Police Command’s commitment to the protection of lives and property of citizens of the state as well as rid the state of criminals, the command apprehended some notorious armed robbery suspects terrorising the state.
The six suspects include; Suleiman Musa (20), Bilya Sani (25), Musbahu Saidu (25), Abdullahi Ado (25), Umar Abdullahi, alias “Kaura” (25) and Hassan Sa’idu.
Newsbeats gathered that the police succeeded in busting the syndicate after they received a tip-off that armed robbers had attacked the house of one Hussaini Adamu, of Magami village, Mani LGA of Katsina and several other houses and robbed them of their belongings which include mobile Phones, money, food items and other valuables worth N300,000:00.
Exhibits recovered from the syndicate include, one Boxer Motorcycle with reg. no. QB 548 MAN, four goats, food items, and sticks.
Confirming their arrest, the Spokesperson Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah said that the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and several other related crimes in the area. Investigation is ongoing.”
Similarly, operatives attached to the Kastina State Police Command arrested three members of a kidnapping gang.
The suspects identified as Umar Audu, Yusuf Abubakar, and Ussaini Isah, all from Igabi LGA of Kaduna state, were arrested after Shu’aibu Bala, of Gozaki village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state reported at Kafur Division that he has been receiving threat messages through phone call intimidating him to pay the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand (N150,000:00k) or himself or any member of his family risks being kidnapped by the callers.
Sequel to the report, on 4th of December 2019 at about 5:pm Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Kafur Division succeeded in smashing the syndicate at Unguwar Iliya village of Kafur LGA of Katsina state when they went to collect the ransom of N150,000 as demanded.
In the course of investigation twenty-three (23) cows suspected to be stolen were recovered. Suspects confessed to the crime while investigation is ongoing.