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POLICE ARRESTS 12 SUSPECTS FOR ROBBERY IN NIGER

The Niger State Police Command has arrested 12 suspected criminals for armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, and receiving stolen items.


Confirming the development in a statement on Thursday, the State’s Police PRO, Wasiu Abiodun, said two of the suspects identified as 35-year-old Ibrahim Karma and his accomplice, Abubakar Umar, 30, were arrested on November 26 by operatives attached to Ibbi Division in Mashegu Local Government Area.


Abiodun stated that the two suspects, both males, hail from Unguwan Danyaki Village in Danko Wasagu Local Government area of Kebbi State.


They were arrested by the police while trying to board a commercial vehicle in Ibbi, Mashegu, Local Government Area of Niger State.


ASP Wasiu Abiodun said, “during a search conducted by police operatives that among the exhibits recovered from the two suspects were nine single barrel guns, one locally-made pistol, 125 live cartridges and four Tecno handsets.”


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The Police PRO assured that the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation was concluded.


Similarly on November 26, around 8pm, operatives attached to State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) Minna, intercepted and arrested a 26-year old man identified as Isiya Auwal. The suspect hails from Anguwan Sarki Minna, at Lambata Junction, Gurara local government area of the State.


The Police PRO noted that the suspect has been on the wanted list since on November 23 when he escaped from a robbery incident at Maitumbi community, Bosso Local Government Area of the State after carrying out a robbery operation on a motorcyclist.


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