Police nab 4 over alleged armed robbery, theft in Niger

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The Police Command in Niger has arrested two suspects over alleged armed robbery in Madalla, Suleja Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adamu Usman, told Newsmen  in Minna on Thursday that the command had also arrested two other persons for allegedly stealing N6 million .

Usman said that on Sept.29 at about 17:20 hours, Police Operatives attached to ‘C’ Division, Madalla,

arrested one Abdulhamid Aliyu a.k.a Dogon Soja  of Kwankwashe area and Haruna Saleh  of Madalla area.

He said two suspects were members a four-man gang who invaded a residence Nitel pole Madalla on sept.28 at about 0100 hours armed with locally made gun and sticks when the occupants were asleep.

He explained that the suspects searched the house and handcuffed the occupants, robbed them of two phones; one infinix and Huawei cell phones, sum of N300,000 and also demanded for a sum of N100,000 to release the phones.

The commissioner said that the suspects were later arrested and they confessed to the crime, while Dogon Soja and one other were initially arrested and charged to court in 2018 as leaders of the gang that killed one SP Omale of Borno State Police Command at Madalla Motel, but were later released by court.

The two phones were also recovered from them and efforts to arrest other members of the gang is ongoing.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Similarly on Sept. at about 11:38 hours, Police Operatives attached to Area Command Minna arrested one Abdullahi Maikudi of Katsina State and Rabiu Abdullahi  of Kano State.

The said Abdullahi Maikudi lodged in a hotel in Tegina where he met a businessman on Sept 25, whom he monitored and established a familiarity of brotherhood from the same State.

The suspect was able to offer the businessman a cup of tea laden with tramadol which made the man fall asleep.

The suspect later entered the man’s room and stole his bag containing about N6 million and fled to Kano State, where he met Rabiu Abdullahi who was aiding him to flee the Country.

The two suspects were arrested at Fagge, Kano State and the sum of N3,850,000:00k and 410 cefas were recovered from them.

He said the case was under investigation and the suspects would be charged to court.