Men of the Niger State Police Command have arrested four ex-convicts for conspiracy and armed robbery in Minna, the state capital.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, May 2, 2024, said the suspects broke into a residence, robbed the victim and carted away a Honda vehicle, TV set, fans, and other valuables.

According to the PPRO, the suspects confessed to having previously served jail terms for thuggery and armed robberies.

“On 15/4/2024 at about 0250hrs, based on a direct complaint received from the Brighter area of Minna, that some suspected armed robbers invaded a residence within the area, robbed the victim and carted away one Honda Odyssey vehicle and other valuables,” the statement read.

“On receipt of the complaint, Police operatives attached to Crack Squad of the Command swung into action, with the aid of technical intelligence and information received from the Community, the following notorious suspects were arrested; Yahaya Mohammed of Kpakungu area, Ayuba Simon (Douglas), Menasse Makama and Nuhu Azuka (Junior), all of Maitumbi area

“During interrogation, suspects confessed to the crime and other previous thuggery and armed robberies, in which they had previously served jail terms.

“The confessions of the suspects led to the recovery of the Honda Odyssey vehicle with Reg. No. AG 400 PAK, one POS machine, a Samsung TV, two standing fans and other valuables from them.

“However, the suspects are under investigation at the Crack Squad office, Minna and they will be charged to court for prosecution at the conclusion of the investigation.”



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