Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Two suspected robbers apprehended in Katsina

The police in Katsina State have arrested two armed robbery suspects, Isah Ibrahim, 30, and Lawal Bilal, 25.

The suspects were arrested at the Sabon Dawa Quarter, Katsina, following a distress call by residents of the area that a gang of armed robbers had unleashed terror on the community.

A police team, which responded to the distress call, arrested the duo, while other members of the gang escaped.

It was learnt that the police also recovered a fabricated Barreta pistol from the suspects.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the development on Tuesday.

He said, “On October 16, 2019, around 9.30pm, operatives attached to the Sabon Gari Division, Katsina metropolitan area, responded to a distress call with the report that armed robbers had attacked residents of the Sabon Dawa Quarter, Katsina.

“The team arrived on time, engaged and chased the hoodlums into a nearby garden. The team succeeded in arresting the following members of the gang, Isah Ibrahim, 30, of the Tudun Yan Lihida Quarter, Katsina, and Lawal Bilal, 25, of the Kofar Marusa Quarter, Katsina, and recovered one fabricated Barreta pistol.

“In the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime and mentioned two others, who are presently at large, to be their accomplices. Investigation is still ongoing.”