Police Arrest 10 Robbery, Drugs Suspects In Borno

Ten robbery and narcotics suspects have been apprehended by the Borno Police Command. The accused were detained in Maiduguri, Jos, Kano, Yola, Abuja, Damaturu, and Jalingo, all in Taraba state, between April 29 and May 28, 2021.

At a press conference in Maiduguri on Monday, Police Commissioner Bello Makwashi announced the arrests, saying, “On April 24, 2021 at 9pm, Akachukwu Emmanuel and Isa Goni were detained in Kano for robbing banks’ clients in the Maiduguri city.” Between May 15 and 28, 2021, the couple suspects specialized in “trailing and robbing” bank customers, he said.

Makwashi, who was represented by the Command Spokesman, Edet Okon; five suspects were also arrested in Maiduguri, Jos, Kano and Jalingo for stealing N23 million.

He said the suspects include Mallam Hamisu, Umar Samaila, Habibu Garba, Ali Yahaya and Mari Paul.

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Police Arrest 10 Robbery, Drugs Suspects In Borno

On their arrests, he said: “While interrogating the suspects, they confessed of stealing N23 million from a vehicle parked at the Musa Usman Secretariat complex, Maiduguri,” adding that the suspects also confessed robbing residents of Kano, Abuja, Sokoto, Jos, Damaturu, including the ones in Zamfara and Jigawa states.

He noted that N14 million was recovered from the suspects, including five vehicles and six duplicate car keys. Continuing, he added that; “Two drugs suspects were also arrested in Jajeri ward of Maiduguri metropolis and recovered 1,005 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa valued at about N3.5 million.

He said that all the suspects will be charged to court at the police’s conclusion of investigations.

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