Suspects Sells Stolen Items At Give Away Price
A five man robbery gang alleged to have been operating in the Tipper Garage, Nyikangbe, Gbeganu and Fadikpe in the Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger state, have been apprehended by the Niger State Police command.
The Suspects who were recognised as Mohammed Kazim, 20; Musa Ahmed, 18; Yakabu Mohammed, 16; Lawal Danjuma, 18; and Ismail Abdul, 20, were arrested by the police due to a tip off.
Report has it that the gang specialises in breaking into peoples homes and shops.
The bandits allegedly broke into the shops and apartments of some residents of Kpakungu area in Minna and made away with valuables worth N2,144,600, including gold jewelries estimated at N200,000.
Further revelation into the report reveals that the suspects are from Sokoto and Bauchi States and over the past 10 year had been living in Minna.
Kazim, who spoke with Punch stated that the stolen items are sold to ready buyers at give away prices.
The suspect said he was introduced to the crime by one Haruna, now at large, who gave him stolen items to sell to clients.
“I have not been doing any work since I was born, I did not even complete my secondary school; Haruna told me that I’m smart and that he was going to make me rich within one year by bringing stolen goods for me to market and now I’m in a deep mess,” he said.
Muhammad Abubakar, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, said two receivers of the stolen goods, Babangida Wakili, 25, and Dahiru Suleiman, 34 were also arrested.
He said that detectives recovered from them two plasma televisions, one bundle of women wrappers, two earrings, one handset, one laptop, two DVD players, one echolac cooler and a rechargeable lantern.
Other items were two sewing machines, four hammers and pliers, digital camera, a home theatre, one DSTV decoder, one mp4 radio player, Gotv decoder, one computer monitor and a necklace.
The members of the public were urged to give credible information that could lead to the arrest of the bandits who were making the life unbearable for the people.
He said the command had concluded its investigations and charged the matter to court.