Nigeria Police nabs 11 suspects over kidnapping, rape, other offences
Nigeria Police Force on 16 December 2018 said it has arrested eleven suspects for criminal offences ranging from kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery and. rape
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood revealed that one Abubakar Ado (aka Sumaye), age 31yrs, of Kukar Samu village, Safana LGA, Katsina State has confessed to have purchased AK47 rifle at the sum of Seven Hundred thousand (N700,000.00) and have used it with his gang for several kidnappings and collection of ransom, and rustled hundreds of cattle in Katsina State.
The Nigeria Police force spokesman also disclosed that one Muhammadu Murtala, age 20years of Malamai village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. He confessed to be in possession of two (2) AK47 rifles which he purchased from one Alh. Nashama also confessed to have gang-raped a woman along with three (3) of his gang members and also a member of armed bandit
Other suspects, according to DCP Moshood include, Idris Usman age 20 years of Mara village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. He confessed to be an armed robber/cattle rustler for about three (3) years. 200 cattle were recovered from him, Alh Sani Lawal age 37years of Kaigan Malamai village in Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. Arrested in possession with one (1) ak47 rifle, Alh. Haruna Sani Age 47, Of Kaigan Malamai Village In Danmusa LGA, and one Abdullahi (Other Name Unknown) member of the Gang now at large arrested in possession of Ak47 Rifle.
In another development, DCP Moshood paraded five suspects namely:
John Azashachia ‘m’ age 26 years Katsina-Ala Benue state, Jacob Aondonnes ‘m’ age 30 years, Tyan Denis ‘m’ age 27 years, Sango Vincent ‘m’ age 34 years and Sony Jatto ‘m’ at large, who were on their way to rob a filling station and kidnap innocent people in Makurdi, Benue state
He said the Police apprehended the suspects, who were on their way to Makurdi, Benue from Katsina-ala LGA, in a hotel in Makurdi while preparing to rob and kidnap people a filling station in Makurdi.
“The leader of the gang John Azashachia ‘M’ age 26 years from Katsina-Ala, Benue state, confessed to have engaged in several kidnappings and armed robbery in the recent time. His gang according to him were responsible for the kidnap of two (2) women which include the wife of a retired judge. The two (2) women were killed and their corpses dumped in a river after collection of One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,200,000) from their family.
According to the the senior police officer, investigation is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.
“All the suspects in the two cases confessed to the crime and have admitted to various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation”, DCP Moshood assured.