AZ: 5250/NGS/PPRO/VOL.20/96 26th January, 2021
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PRESS RELEASE

ARREST OF TWELVE (12) SUSPECTS FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS, VANDALIZATION, ROBBERY AND RECEOVERY OF 13 LOCALLY FABRICATED GUNS

ARREST OF THREE (3) SUSPECTS FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS/RECOVERY OF ELEVEN LOCALLY FABRICATED GUNS: On 20/01/2021 at about 1930hrs Police operatives attached to Sarkin-Pawa division arrested three suspects; Joshua Bala age 24yrs, Titus Ishaku age 25yrs both ‘m’ of Gwagwada Chukun LGA of Kaduna State and John Shugaba age 25yrs ‘m’ of Sarkin-Pawa Munya LGA. The suspects were arrested with eleven locally fabricated guns at Sabon-gari area of Sarkin Pawa which were concealed in a bag of sawdust. During interrogation, the said John Shugaba claimed to be a member the vigilante group at Gwagwada Chukun LGA and contracted Titus Ishaku, a welder to fabricate the eleven guns for him at the rate of three thousand naira each. Case under investigation.

ARREST OF A SUSPECT FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS/RECEOVERY OF TWO LOCALLY FABRICATED DOUBLE BARREL GUNS: On 20/01/2021 at about 1000hrs, Police operatives attached to Agwara division while on patrol at along kasabo/Agwara road, intercepted and arrested one Alex Yohana ‘m’ 28yrs of Shanga LGA Kebbi State. The suspect was arrested at Kasabo village via Agwara LGA with two locally fabricated double barrel guns. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have bought the guns from one Bamaiyi Ribba ’m’ of Ribba, Danko Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State at the rate of twenty thousand naira each. Case under investigation.

ARREST OF FOUR (4) SUSPECTS FOR VANDALIZATION/RECOVERY OF FOURTY ONE (41) RAILWAY TRACKS: On 09/01/2021, at about 0300hrs, Police/vigilante operatives attached to Maikunkele division while on patrol along Maikunkele-Zheko road, arrested four suspects; Adamu Abdullahi age 30yrs, Ahmadu Sa’adu age 25yrs both ‘m’ of Maitumbi Minna, Ojo Okuo age ‘m’ of Gbaiko village and Rabiu Yunusa age 35yrs ‘m’ of Angwan Sarki, Paida Minna. The suspects were arrested with fourty one pieces of vandalized rail tracks loaded in two Hijet pick-up vans with Reg. No. XG 668 AA and RSH 742 XB. During interrogation, Adamu Abdullahi confessed to have bought the rail tracks from one Hussani presently at large and contacted Ojo Okuo who cut the rail tracks to movable sizes, while Ahmadu Sa’adu and Rabiu Yunusa were conveying the tracks from Jangaru village to Kasuwa Gwari Market Minna with the said vehicles. Suspects will soon be arraigned in court for prosecution.

ARREST OF FOUR (4) SUSPECTS FOR CONSPIRACY AND ROBBERY: on 20/01/2021 at about 2300hrs, Police operatives attached to Kpakungu division while on patrol along Kpakungu-Bida road, arrested four suspects at Lagos park Kpakungu, namely; Suleiman Salihu age 19yrs, Abdulkareem Saidu age 21yrs both ‘m’ of Syeko New-Market Maitumbi, Mustapha Jibril age 17yrs and Mohammed Umar age 16yrs both ‘m’ Gurara area Kpakungu. The suspects were searched and the following items were recovered in their possession: one knife, one itel S13 phone and a pincher. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects robbed a victim of the phone at Sauka-Kahuta area Minna. Suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.

ASP WASIU A. ABIODUN,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
NIGER STATE COMMAND.

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