Three suspected bandits who claimed to have repented have been arrested by the Katsina Police Command after an tried theft assault.
The suspects had been stated to have been provided employment by the Katsina State Authorities and had been working in collaboration with the workplace of the Particular Adviser to the state authorities on safety as a way to assist strengthen the combat towards banditry within the State.
Nevertheless, as a substitute of doing their job as anticipated, they had been fairly utilizing it to rob and defraud folks.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina State paraded the suspects earlier than journalist on the Police Command on Wednesday.
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The command revealed that unknown to the federal government, the suspected bandits whereas pretending to have repented had been nonetheless participating in theft and cattle rustling till they had been uncovered in a foiled assault by the police.
In accordance with SP Gambo, the arrested suspects who had been on the federal government payroll benefit from the sum of N110,000 month-to-month as wage by the state authorities.
The hoodlums who confessed to have dedicated the crime had been recognized as Abdullahi Mai-Rafi 43, of Kofar Marusa Lowcost, Katsina, Abbas Haruna alias Dogo-Abbas 34, of Filin Polo Quarters, Katsina, and Usman Hassan, (aka Manu) 50, of Ganuwa village, Charanchi LGA of Katsina State.
“The trio went to Danmarke forest, Ingawa LGA, with a motorcar – Toyota Camry, ash in color, with registration quantity DE 631 LED, attacked a herder, one Alhaji Gide Suleiman of Malumafashi LGA whereas grazing his animals, with machetes and sticks, threatened him and his boys that they had been from the workplace of the Particular Adviser on Safety to His Excellency, with a false allegation that their brother, Ine Sa’idu had robbed one Lawal of his herds and that they need to both produce the stated Saidu or deliver hundred (100) cows. After some scuffles, the suspects succeeded in robbing the stated Alhaji Gide Suleiman of his twenty (20) cows valued at seven million, 5 hundred and fifty thousand naira (N7,550,000:00K) with the intention of taking them to the stated Lawal as compensation for his stolen cows as falsely alleged by them. In addition they searched and robbed them of the sum of forty thousand (N40,000:00) Naira and 4 (4) GSM handsets.
“Subsequently, the identical syndicate of Abdullahi Mai-Rafi and three (3) others, attacked the complainant on the identical false allegation and tried to rob him of one other set of twenty cows and a few sheep, however nemesis caught up with them once they had been rounded up and arrested by the command.
“In the midst of investigation, the suspects confessed to the fee of the offences.The Gang chief, Abdullahi Mai-Rafi confessed to have conspired with the others and offered all of the cows at Dankama market, Kaita LGA of the state. Two cows and the sum of 4 hundred and forty-four thousand Naira had been recovered as displays from them.
“It could curiosity you to know that Abdullahi Mai-Rafi was a infamous bandit however repented and was working with the state authorities underneath the workplace of S. A. Safety,” SP Gambo disclosed
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