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Niger Police command parades robbery suspects

Some of the suspects.

‘The items recovered from the suspects are; nine laptops (computers), 16 mobile phones, seven different types of wristwatches, earpiece, power banks, and telephone phone chargers’

By Mohammed Usman

Niger State Police command has paraded some suspected criminals, including five “notorious” receivers of stolen properties, and a driver, who conveys them to the places of operation within Minna, the state capital, and environs.

Items recovered from the suspects, who operate in Mandela road, Tunga, Farm Centre, Morris, David Mark road, Police Mobile quarters and Brighter school area include mobile phones and laptops.

The command disclosed this in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),  DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun.

It stated: “On the course of investigations, police operatives attached to SCID arrested one Tricycle rider and five notorious receivers of stolen items, based on confessions of suspected armed robbers earlier arrested within Minna”.

The command gave the names of the five receivers as; Ahmed Sani a.k.a Balarabe (23 years), a mobile phone repairer and Abdullahi Abubakar a.k.a Mourinho (37 years), phone repairer and accessories seller, respectively, at the Obasanjo shopping complex, Minna.

Others receivers of stolen goods currently helping the police in its investigations are; 25 years old Auwal Saidu, a phone repairer, 30 years old Abdulkareem Musa and Safianu Ibrahim, 21 years old, all mobile telephone repairers at Chanchaga area of Minna metropolis.

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Also, one Murtala Junaidu, 21 years, from Katsina State but residing at Makera area, was arrested for allowing his tricycle with Registration number, BDA 806 WL, to be used by one Murtala to convey the gang to designated areas for operations, mostly between 2am and 5am.

During interrogations, Abdullahi Abubakar confessed that he had been aiding the gang to sell stolen items and recently collected seven mobile phones and three laptops from one of the robbers, “Miksail”, and also contacted Balarabe, who also confirmed buying three iPhones at the rate of N20, 000 each and N25, 000 for each of the laptops from the gang members.

Among the items recovered from the suspects are; nine laptops (computers), 16 mobile phones, seven different types of wristwatches, earpiece, power banks, and telephone phone chargers, the statement said, adding however that, investigation is ongoing at the SCID Minna, as one suspect identified as Abdullahi Musa is presently at large with some other items and efforts are ongoing to apprehend the said suspect and recover other items.

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