Police arrest 10 suspects over alleged robbery, kidnapping in Niger State



The Police Command in Niger says has arrested 10 suspects from parts of the over alleged armed robbery, Kidnapping and possession of Indian Hemp.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this statement issued in Minna on Monday.
Abiodun, said that police operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command, during a along Gwada-Shiroro on Dec. 24, 2020, arrested four kidnap suspects at about 6 p.m.
said two of the suspects were arrested with a sum of N1.5 million in their possession.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of an armed gang terrorising Kussasu/Galadima Kogo area of Shiroro Government Area.
“The money was proceeds from  ransom and sale of rustled cattle which they were sent to transfer  to one Ishaku and Adamu both  of Kagarko, Kaduna .
explained that the two other suspects are motorcyclists specialised in transporting the from one point to another.
Similarly,  the PPRO said that at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020,  police operatives attached to Ibbi Division while on along Ibbi/New-Bussa road, arrested three other suspects and found about N1.7 million in their possession.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed that the money was the proceeds shared from  ransom of about three victims kidnapped from Nasko and Mashegu,” the  PPRO said.
also said that on Jan. 13, two kidnap suspects were arrested at about 5 p.m. by the police in collaboration with the vigilante group during a routine along Bangi-Wamba road.
He said the suspects were arrested with unregistered Bajaj motorcycle and two locally fabricated revolver rifles.
Abiodun said that one of the suspects attempted to escape during interrogation and was shot.
He said the suspected later died and his corpse was  deposited at General Hospital Bangi, Mariga Government Area of the .
In another development, the PPRO said police operatives attached to Sarkin-Pawa division, at about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, arrested two suspects along Sarkin-Pawa-Minna road with an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle.
“During search, one bag of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 16 sachets of Dizapam drugs, 2 hypnox drugs
3 wrap of AXL drugs, 1Tecno phone
and a  sum of N10,000 were found on them.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have bought the bag and the drugs at the rate of N50,000 from one Isah at Tudun Natsira uphill, Maitunbi to sell at Kaffin-Koro,” he said.
He said that efforts were being made to the arrest the alleged seller.
The PPRO said that  all the suspects would be charged to courts as soon as investigations were concluded .
( NAN)