June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Arrest Two Suspected Bandits’ Informants Who Plotted Their Friend’s Kidnap In Katsina

Two suspected bandits’ informants are currently in the custody of the Katsina State Police Command for conspiring and setting up their friend for abduction.

Police Public Relations Officer ASP Sadiq Abubakar disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Sadiq identified the suspects as Mohammed Bello, alias Dan Ali, of Sabon Gari, Ikara LGA, Kaduna State, and Abubakar Mohammed of Kumbotso LGA, Kano.

Part of the statement made available to newsmen by Sadiq reads: “On July 12, 2023, the duo criminally conspired, deceived, and lured their friend, Salmanu, to a point between Funtua and Zamfara State, where they planned with one notorious bandit leader, Gotta, hibernating in Zamfara forest, who kidnapped the victim.

“In the course of the investigation, the duo were traced and arrested in connection with the offence, and they have since confessed to the commission of the offence.”

In addition, police operatives in Katsina said they recovered one stolen Jin Cheng motorcycle from a suspected motorcycle thief, Sadiq Abdullahi, 22, of Rafin Dadi Quarters in Katsina, the state capital.

According to Sadiq, nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted by men of the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit on routine patrol along Katsina-Jibia Road while he was in possession of a white Jing Cheng motorcycle. When interrogated, the suspect confessed to having stolen the motorcycle from Ahmad Lawal Babaye of Gafai Quarters, Katsina.

The suspect also indicted Surajo Sani, a resident of Magamar, Jibia LGA, as the receiver of his stolen items. He mentioned Sani Abba, alias Uban Shegu, of Kofar Yandaka Quarters, Katsina, and Hamisu Mamman as his abettors.

The investigation is ongoing, ASP Sadiq said.

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