The Katsina State Police Command has busted a notorious syndicate of robbers that specializes in the killing of motorcycle riders and snatching their motorcycles, Reuters reports.
While parading the suspects, the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Isah Gambo, gave their names as Surajo Lawai of Kofar Guga Quarters, Hamisu Samaila alias ‘ABU KWALWA’, 20, and Habila Abubakar alias ‘EBELE’, 25, all of Sabon Gida Quarters, Katsina.
According to DSP Gambo, luck ran out of the suspects when they were arrested on November 16, at about 8 pm in connection with a case of shop breaking and theft.
DSP Gambo said, “In the course of an investigation, the suspects confessed that on 14/11/2020 at about 23:00hrs, they conspired and attacked a motorcyclist, one Yusuf Isiya, ‘M’, of Farin Yaro Quarters, Katsina, along Ring Road, Katsina by Bugaje exit with dangerous weapons, killed the rider and made away with his Hero motorcycle, valued one hundred and fifty thousand (N150,000:00K).”
“Furthermore, the suspects confessed that one Anas Gagare, ‘M’, aged 25yrs and Danfakal, ‘M’, aged 26yrs of Jibia, their cohorts (now at large) have disposed the said motorcycle at Maradi, Niger Republic. An investigation is ongoing.” he added.