The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested five armed robbery suspects at different locations in Ringim and Dutse Local Government Areas of the state.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, said the arrest followed the intensified efforts of the command to curb motorcycle robbery and other criminal activities in the state.
“On 09th July,2023 at about 2000hrs, one Ashiru Musa ‘m’ age 24yrs of Kyaran village Dutse LGA, reported that on the same date at about 1830hrs while riding his motorcycle around Rafawa to Darau Mallam Musa Road, Dutse LGA,” the statement read.
“He inquired of the cyclist to lead him to Karnaya village, but unfortunately, the said cyclists forced him to stop, threatened him with knives, and robbed him of his motorcycle boxer red in color with reg no. AYE 918 UP Ogun State
“On receipt of the report, the patrol team attached to Fanisau Division swiftly swung into action with the assistance of hunters and arrested one Tijjani Haruna ‘m’ age 19yrs, and one Baballe Abdulrahman ‘m’ age 25yrs, all of Gyabiya village Dutse LGA
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to the offense allegedly against them, while the knives, cable, and robbed motorcycle were found in their possession,”
The police spokesman added that the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of the investigation.
In another development, following a tip-off, on July 1, a team of Policemen from Ringim Division with the help of a Local Vigilante arrested Ahmadu Audu, Shuaibu Bayeri, and Samaila Musa, all 20, and of Majiyawar Kirdau village, Ringim LGA for alleged criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and causing grievous hurt.
During the investigation, suspects confessed to having snatched numerous motorcycles at Ringim LGA and neighboring LGAs, where they also mentioned other gang members as well as the receiver in Gezawa LGA of Kano State.
The PPRO said all the suspects will be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law.Share this story to friends