Niger Police arrests suspects for Impersonation, theft, unlawful possession of firearms, vandalism,other crimes …….. Recovers stolen items

In continuation of the Command’s effort to fight crime and criminality in Niger State, the following achievements were recorded within the month under review.
The Police operatives attached to Bosso Div arrested two suspects, namely;
-Sabiu Hassan 26yrs of El-waziri area of Bosso
-Ibrahim Ahore of Beji, Bosso LGA.
According the Niger state PPRO, SP Wasiu Abiodun,On March 23rd,2024 at about 1600hrs, a direct complaint was received at Bosso Division from a victim in Hayin-Gwari area that two persons who were dressed in Police and Vigilante T-shirts intercepted him as a motorcyclist at Hayin-Gwari on 25th March at about 1930hrs on a Bajaj motorcycle with Reg. No. MNA 121 CV valued about seventy thousand naira, without any justification and headed to T/wada Division.
When approaching the T/wada Division area, the victim was instructed to produce the particulars of the motorcycle, while he rushed home for the documents. On his return, he discovered that the two men had disappeared to an unknown location with his motorcycle.
However, during the painstaking investigation, the motorcycle was later found in the residence of Sabiu Hassan, and when his house was searched, one locally-made pistol was also recovered from him.
During interrogation, he confessed that he stole the motorcycle, as he intentionally refused to take the motorcycle to the Police Division with intent to dispose it. He mentioned his accomplice as one Kabiru, a fellow vigilante member of Bosso presently at large.
He narrated further that he bought the pistol from one Abdullahi Ibrahim of Beji at the rate of eighteen thousand naira around February this year.. it was equally alleged by another victim that Sabiu took eighty thousand naira from him to investigate and recover his recently stolen motorcycle with No. BDA 07 QP.
Sabiu led the Police team to a local fabricator named; Ibrahim Ahore at Beji, who confessed that he had been a manufacturer of locally made guns and that his son Abdullahi Ibrahim sold the pistol to Sabiu. Ahore premises were also searched and the following items were recovered;
-Two locally-made double barrel guns
-One double barrel Dane gun
-Six single barrel Dane guns
-Two iron rods for making guns.
Efforts are ongoing to apprehend Kabiru and Abdullahi, while Sabiu and Ahore were transferred to SCID Minna and they have been charged to court.
Similarly, on 7th April,2024 at about 0020hrs, Operation Flush patrol teams of Bosso area, while on routine stop and search with credible intelligence, intercepted three young men on a motorcycle with Reg. No. KEF 579 VP at Immrat Junction, Tudun-Fulani area of Bosso LGA.
When searched, one Philip Bawa 23yrs of Kakulaji village, via Beji, who was the rider of the motorcycle was found in possession of one locally made revolver pistol with four rounds of 9mm live ammunition and one dangerous long sharp sword.
During interrogation, he claimed to be a vigilante member of Kakulaji village via Beji, Bosso and that the pistol and the knife were for self-defence. He said that he bought the pistol with the ammunition from a man on transit at the rate of ten thousand naira some years ago, and he couldn’t remember the name of the person. The suspect has also been transferred to SCID Minna for further investigation and prosecution.
Also on 8th April,2024 at about 0945hrs, Information was received that one Ja’afaru Zakari of Angwan-Gwari area of Abuja was found within Bida town at a hotel, with a motorcycle suspected to be stolen.
Based on this information, Police operatives attached to Bida Area Command were drafted to the hotel and the suspect was arrested with a Bajaj motorcycle without Reg. No., but with an inscription of vigilante attached to the Anti-Kidnapping unit of FCT Police Command.
During interrogation, he claimed to be leading a truck driver for direction, but when he was interrogated further that he was seen requesting for a receipt from a shop owner to enable him to dispose the motorcycle. He confessed that he stole the motorcycle from Gomani vigilantee office, Gwagwalada area of Abuja where it was parked.
He also concealed the inscription on the motorcycle with black leather tape. The motorcycle chassis no. MD2A18AX1PWB06036, Eng. No. MD2-A18-AX1PWB-06036.
The suspect has been charged to court for prosecution, while effort is ongoing to locate the vigilante group to claim the said motorcycle.
On 14th April,2024 at about 2000hrs, information was received that suspected kidnappers invaded a shop at Sawmill area of Mokwa and kidnapped a victim there-in to an unknown destination.
Consequently, Police patrol teams were mobilised to the scene, and the hoodlums had fled with the victim before the Police team arrival.
However, two handsets and one live cartridge were recovered from the scene. In the course of investigation, one Mohammed Dansajo 30yrs of Tunga-Sani was discovered to be the owner of one of the handsets and on 15/3/2024, Police operatives attached to Mokwa Div arrested the suspect along Tunga-Sani/Ndayako road in Mokwa LGA.
During interrogation, he identified the handset and confessed to having conspired with Abule Shehu Yaro, Umar Maude Baushe, Mohammed Dangi, Katafila and one other, all of Kara-Jebba via Mokwa and Gugu area of Kwara State in perpetrating the crime.
He said a ransom of three million naira was collected before the victim was released and he claimed that three hundred and fifty thousand naira was given to him as his share. Mohammed Dangi 37yrs of Kara-Jebba was arrested on 18/4/2024, he confessed that he aided the crime and one hundred thousand naira was his share.
The suspects are under investigation in SCID Minna with a view to apprehend others, and prosecute accordingly.
Police operatives attached to Nasko Division On 12th April,2024 at about 0200hrs arrested two suspects;
-Jibrin Dahiru 26yrs of Mamba village, Magama LGA.
-Buhari Umar 22yrs of Nasko
Jibrin was suspected and arrested to be a member of a vandalization syndicate responsible for vandalizing transformer cables at Nasko, Salka, Gwagwade, Tunga-Kade and Mamba village of Magama LGA.
During interrogation he confessed to the act and mentioned that he conspired with one Ibrahim of Sokoto now at large to vandalized cables, while he mentioned Buhari Umar as one of their receivers.
Other receivers mentioned are Alh. Bashiru, Abdulrahman, and Shuaibu all of Sokoto presently at large. Suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation.
Meanwhile,the Niger state police Command has commended Nigerlites and residents for giving useful information to the Police and other security agencies, for necessary intervention towards making the society a better place.
Police urged members of the public should endeavour to call the control room on these numbers, in case of any observation;
0703 196 4389,
0807 539 1601

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