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NIGER STATE POLICE COMMAND

NIGER STATE POLICE COMMAND.
23rd August, 2023.

CRIME BULLETIN

(1) TWELVE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY, ROBBERY, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY/RECOVERY OF 21 PHONES AND 3 MOTORCYCLES

In a continued effort to eradicate or reduce crime and criminality in the state, on 13/08/2023 at about 1330hrs, based on information received that some miscreants who specialized in robbing victims of handsets and motorcycles were sighted in Morris area of Minna.

On receipt of the information, a team of Police operatives attached to the Tactical Support Team of the Command mobilized to the scene and arrested the following suspects;

-Jibrin Ndako (J.boy) 22yrs of Barkin-Sale, Minna
-Moh’d Usman (Smally) 20yrs of Sauka-Kahuta, Minna
-Kure Musa 25yrs of Kpakungu, Minna.

In the course of the investigation, the suspects revealed that they had been engaging in stealing motorcycles and snatching handsets, mostly at night periods within Minna Metropolis such as Barkin-Sale, Kpakungu, Shiroro road, Mandela road, Soje-A, Sauka-Kahuta and its environs.

The suspects led the Police team to the receivers who they sold most of the Phones to, and they are;

-Nasiru Moh’d 25yrs of Obasanjo Complex
-Suleiman Abubakar 34yrs of 123 quarters
-Baba Ahmadu 30yrs of Limawa
-Murtala Isah 32yrs of Kuta road.

While one Labaran of Obasanjo Complex who specializes in deleting IMEI number of stolen phones is presently at large. Meanwhile, twenty-one phones were recovered from the suspects.

In furtherance to the confessions of Jibrin and Usman, a follow-up investigation revealed that about ten motorcycles were stolen at different locations in Minna and five receivers of the stolen motorcycles who bought the motorcycles within the range of #80,000 to #120,000 from them were arrested at Paiko, and they are;

-Zakari Salihu 20yrs
-Sahabi Salihu 25yrs
-Bashiru Kabiru 35yrs
-Suleiman Tanko 35yrs
-Ismail Umar 26yrs

Three motorcycles were recovered; one Bajaj and two Jincheng motorcycles. However, all suspects are under investigation at the TST office, SHQ Dutsen-Kura Minna, while members of the public who might have been a victim may visit the office to aid the investigation process.

(2) FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY AND THEFT OF GOATS

On 14/08/2023 at about 1300hrs, based on information received about a syndicate who specializes in stealing goats around Kpakungu, Soje areas of Minna.

The syndicate was sighted and the Police were alerted immediately, while the TST team responded, the thieves zoomed off in a Honda Civic vehicle with Reg. No. MNA 342 AA.

The vehicle was intercepted around Shiroro Hotel and three suspects were arrested there-in;

-Shehu Buhari 25yrs
-Musa Idris 40yrs both of Barkin-Sale, Minna
-Idrisu Aliyu (Dagrin) 22yrs of Kaffintela, Minna

During interrogation, the suspects said that they had been stealing goats in Minna for the past five years to survive, as they had stolen over 500 goats at different locations in Minna.

It was further stated that they do sell the goats at the rate of ten thousand to fifteen thousand, depending on the size, to butchers in Maitumbi and Tunga areas, and that Idris Dagrin’s vehicle, Honda Civic is always being used to convey the animals.

The suspects mentioned two receivers, out of which; one Murtala Dan-Azumi of Tunga was arrested, and Hussaini Yahaya is at large. Effort is ongoing to arrest the said Labaran and Hussaini.

The cases are under investigation and all suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution immediately after the investigation.

DSP W. A ABIODUN
PPRO
FOR; Commissioner of Police
Niger State Command

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