Niger Police Command Arrests 6 For Criminal Conspiracy 

…Recover Firearms

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police in Niger state have arrested some suspects for criminal conspiracy and sex assault.

According to Wasiu Abiodun, spokesman of the Command, “On 06/08/2020 at about 1800hrs, Police Intelligence Operatives on surveillance at Obansanjo Shopping Complex Minna, arrested four suspects; Mustapha Mohammed age 19yrs, Suleiman Mohammed age 19yrs, Sadiq Yusuf age 20yrs, and Nasiru Mohammed age 20yrs all ‘m’ of London Street, Dutsen-Kura Minna.

The suspects conspired and entered a shop within the complex in the guise of buying an iPhone valued #185,000.00k.

In the process, the attendant’s attention was diverted  by one of the suspects in pretence of buying an earpiece while  while Mustapha Mohammed pick an iPhone and hid it in his pant.

The iPhone was later recovered and suspects will soon be arraigned in court.”

Also, Abiodun said, “On O2/08/2020 at about  2100hrs, based on information received, Police Operatives attached to Maitumbi division arrested one Hassan Bilyaminu age 25yrs and Abdullahi Bilyaminu age 23yrs both who are teachers and ‘m’ of Tsangayan Mallam Bilya, Tudun Natsira Maitumbi.

The suspects allegedly raped and fingered four of their female Islamiya students, ages between 6-11yrs.

The girls were called from the study ground to suspects’ room for the sexual act. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have fingered the victims, and they will soon be arraigned in court for prosecution. ”

Also, “On 05/08/2020 at about 0700hrs, based on information received, one Abubakar Alh. Buda ‘m’ of Sangeku village Zamfara State was suspected and arrested by a Joint Police/Vigilante patrol team at Audu fari village Borgu LGA.

The suspect was arrested on an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle, and while he was searched, one barreta pistol with fourteen rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from him, the suspects attempted to escape into the forest and was gunned down. Other exhibits recovered include; a tecno handset with two sim cards.”

The Command advised members of the public to be more careful and be vigilant when carrying out any transaction, in and around the Shopping Complex while Parents/Guardian should also be more interested to know the status of the handlers  of Islamiya Schools before entrusting their wards to such School.

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