New Generation Bank staff arrested for robbery
Robert Olusegun, a staff of a new generation bank who waylaid a customer and robbed him of N4.7 million was among 273 armed robbery suspects arrested by the Police Command in Kano, northwest Nigeria.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura who briefed the press at the Command headquarters on Wednesday, Robert conspired with one other person now at large and attacked a customer of the bank where he worked with a pistol and knife on his way to the bank to deposit the money.
“They robbed him of the sum of N4, 755, 200.00. The suspects were vigorously pursued by members of the community and Robert was arrested with the money. One revolver pistol loaded with three live ammunitions and a knife were recovered from him. Investigation is on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspect,” Daura stated.
The Command also smashed a kidnapping syndicate at Rogo Local Government Area where the held two worker s at Sorey Construction Company and demanded for ransom, “they were arrested on the spot by the Police, suspects have been charged to Court for prosecution,” Daura added.
Another suspect, Opheke Michael was arrested along Aba road, Sabon Gari while in possession of 63 units of N1000 notes discovered to be counterfeit.
Also, the Police boss stated that Sa’adu Abdullahi of Badawa Quarters and Ismaila Ishaq of Kaugama in Jigawa state confessed to the Police to have plotted to vandalize pipelines, adding that they were in possession of one Toyota Camry, reasonably suspected to have been stolen and they were carrying with them, one pumping machine, one electric generator, two rolls of hose and other implements primed for pipeline vandalisation.
The Command also smashed a seven-man gang of armed robbers who invaded Sheka community and robbed residents of assorted valuables including hand sets, clothes, and gold, just as 66-year old Alhaji Sani Mohammed alias Maikaji confessed to the Police that he is the leader of an armed robbery gang that specialized in robbing tricycles and cars.
According to the Police boss, Alhaji Sani told the police that his men use cable wire to strangulate their victims and robbed them of their possessions, “they had robbed four tricycles and five motor vehicles. He confessed to have one AK47 riffle and a pistol; on the way to recover the arms, he attempted to escape and was gunned down,” Daura added.
“The Command has from January to date conducted a series of raids at various criminal hideouts and black spots within the state. A total of 3241 suspects were arrested among which 2741 were charged to court for prosecution on various charges.
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include 583 bottles of Suck-and-die, 1289 tubes of rubber solution, 100 packets of tramol drugs, 39 knives, 15 swords, seven locally-made pistols, large quantity of Indian Hemp, sticks, axes. The aim of the raids is to rid the state of criminal activities,” Daura stated.
Other items seized from the suspected criminals include two AK 47 Riffles, 60 rounds of live ammunitions, nine locally made pistols, 74 cartridges, cutlasses, 30 motor vehicles 98 GSM hand sets, cattles, 30 bags of rice, gold and jewelries, clothing materials, house breaking implements, pumping machines. electric generator and rolls of hose and cable wires.
The Police boss also revealed that between January and June this year, 52 cases of armed robbery were reported to the Command, 273 armed robbery suspects were arrested, while 3241 suspected criminals were arrested in different hideouts across the state.