4 Ex-convicts, Others Arrested For Robbery, Thuggery In Niger

4 Ex-convicts, Others Arrested For Robbery, Thuggery In Niger

Four ex-convicts and four others have been arrested for alleged involvement in armed robbery, thuggery, and other heinous crimes within the Minna metropolis in State.

The spokesperson in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, said in Minna yesterday that the suspects were arrested based on a direct complaint received from the Brighter area of Minna, that some suspected armed robbers invaded a residence within the area, robbed the victim and carted away one Honda Odyssey vehicle and other valuables.

He said on receipt of the complaint, police operatives attached to the Crack Squad of the command swung into action, with the aid of technical intelligence and information received from the community, and four ex-convicts were arrested.

Those arrested were Yahaya Mohammed, Ayuba Simon (Douglas), Menasse Makama, and Nuhu Azuka (Junior). Abiodun said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and other previous thuggery and armed robberies, in which they had previously served jail terms.

“The confession of the suspects led to the recovery of the Honda Odyssey vehicle with Reg. No. AG 400 PAK, one PoS machine, a Samsung TV, two standing fans, and other valuables from them,” he added.
Similarly, he said a distress call was received that suspected robbers were robbing female students in their hostel in the Bosso area of Minna and the police patrol team attached to the Bosso Division quickly rushed to the scene and arrested one Mustapha Musa.

Also, he said the DPO of Maitumbi Police station led the patrol team of operation flush with vigilante members to Corpers Lodge area of Maitumbi based on information received and three suspects; Hussaini Musa, Hassan Musa, and Bashir Yunusa all of Corpers Lodge Area of Maitumbi were arrested.

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