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Police arrests 9 notorious suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Nigerian Police Force paraded nine “Notorious and vicious” suspects arrested for kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery and rape at the force headquarters, Abuja.

In a statement by the Force spokesperson Jimmoh Moshood on sunday,  two (2) AK47 rifles, thirty (30) Rounds of ammunition and one (1) pair of suspected fake military uniform were recovered from the suspects.

According to the statement, the suspects are,  “Aubakar Ado (aka Sumaye), age 31yrs, of kukar samu village, safana LGA, Katsina State. He confessed to have purchased AK47 rifle at the sum of Seven Hundred thousand (N700,000.00) and have used it with his gang for several kidnappings and collection of ransom, and rustled hundreds of cattle in Katsina State.

“Muhammadu Murtala, age 20years of Malamai village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. He confessed to be in possession of two (2) AK47 rifles which he purchased from one Alh. Nashama. He confessed to have gang raped a woman along with three (3) of his gang members and also a member of armed bandit

” Idris Usman age 20years of Mara village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. He confessed to be an armed robber/cattle rustler for about three (3) years. 200 cattle were recovered from him

“Alh Sani Lawal age 37years of Kaigan Malamai village in Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. Arrested in possession of one (1) ak47 rifle

“Alh. Haruna Sani Age 47, Of Kaigan Malamai Village In Danmusa LGA.

“One Abdullahi (Others Name Unknown) A member of the Gang now at large arrested in possession of Ak47 Rifle.” The statement read.

Jimoh further stated that the other suspects which are , John Azashachia ‘M’ Age 26 Years Katsina-ala Benue State, Jacob Aondonnes ‘M’ Age  30 years tyan denis ‘m’ age 27 years, sango vincent ‘m’  age 34 years and sony jatto ‘m’ at large were arrested in a hotel in Makurdi while preparing to rob and kidnap people a filling station in Makurdi.

The Statement continued, “The above mentioned suspects who travelled from Katsina-ala LGA to Makurdi, Benue State were arrested in a hotel in Makurdi while preparing to rob and kidnap people a filling station in Makurdi.

“The leader of the gang john azashachia ‘m’ age 26 years from katsina-ala, benue state, confessed to have engaged in several kidnappings and armed robbery in the recent time.

“His gang according to him were responsible for the kidnap of two (2) women which include the wife of a retired judge. The two (2) women were killed and their corpses dumped in a river after collection of One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,200,000) from their family.”

Jimoh however informed that Investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.

Jimoh added that all the suspects in the two cases confessed to the crime and have admitted to various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime, and  will be charged to court on completion of investigation.


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