THREE SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS ARRESTED/TWO FIREARMS RECOVERED

NIGER STATE POLICE COMMAND
9th August, 2023

CRIME BULLETIN

(1) THREE SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS ARRESTED/TWO FIREARMS RECOVERED

On 06/08/2023 at about 2350hrs, Police operatives attached to Tafa Div while on routine patrol around Lolo Layout, Dakwa area responded to a distress call of an attempted robbery on the street in the area.

On sighting the Police team, the robbery suspects took to their heels and they were pursued and trailed to a tea seller kiosk around Nato garage, Deidei Abuja

Three suspects were arrested therein who are;
-Suleman Yahaya 21yrs
-Umar Suleman 25yrs
-Khalifa Abdulrahman 18yrs all of Deidei area of Abuja

During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a robbery syndicate terrorizing Dakwa, Deidei and its environs. They mentioned three others at large as Hassan, Lamar, and Bakano while a search was conducted in the kiosk and the following items were recovered from them;

-One double-barrel pump action gun
-One locally fabricated gun
-264 wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp
-One cutlass, knife, and three scissors
-One white t-shirt and a vigilante shirt were recovered.

Suspects will soon be transferred to SCID Minna for discreet investigation and effort is ongoing to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang.

(2) ANOTHER THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND CULTISM

On 16/07/2023 at about 2315hrs, based on credible intelligence, Police operatives attached to Lapai Div arrested the following suspects;

-Tanko Augustine Solomon 27yrs of Maikunkele
-Idris Hamza 25yrs of Maikunkele
-Idris Hayatullahi 25yrs of Lokoja, Kogi State

They were arrested in their various residences, off campus in Lapai for being suspected to be cult members.

During interrogation, the suspects claimed to be IBBU students, as Tanko confessed that they belong to the Neo-black movement (NBM) and his mission was to initiate more students from the school to fight for black racism movement.

Further investigation revealed that he has been leading fight to other campuses and that he severed his stepmother’s left hand recently over a mere argument at Maikunkele area of Minna.

Exhibits recovered from Tanko Solomon include;
-One locally-made pistol with five cartridges
-Two axes
-One red regalia with inscription of NBM
-Two packets of white candles and eight pieces of red candles
-One packet of razor blade
-Two mosquito spray
-Two lighters
-Four colanuts

Suspects have been charged to court for prosecution, and effort is equally ongoing to arrest other members of the cult group.

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

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