- Katsina police have confirmed the arrest of a foreigner and four others for reportedly distributing fuel to terrorists
- The force spokesman, Gambo Isah revealed that the foreigner was nabbed on Saturday, September 18, on his way to deliver the substance
- Isah hinted further that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to a crime that is contrary to the executive order and other extant laws of the federation
Katsina, Katsina - The police in Katsina state have arrested one Lawal Shu’aibu, aged 32, of Maradi in Niger Republic and four others for allegedly selling fuel to armed bandits in a forest in the state.
Premium Times reports that the police spokesperson, Gambo Isah, while speaking with newsmen, disclosed that the foreigner was arrested on Saturday, September 18, while conveying the substance in a Volkswagen Passat vehicle.
Legit.ng gathered that the police said the other four suspects include; one Sani Lawal, 28, of Magamar Jibia for conveying fuel in a Volkswagen Passat car and Abdulrashid Garba, 50, of Daddara village, Jibia LGA, for conveying fuel in his Volkswagen Golf III wagon.
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“Also arrested was Tigal Haruna, 57, of Kofar Guga Quarters, Katsina, conveying fuel in his Passat motor vehicle with registration number FC 977 LKJ. Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they were arrested long Katsina – Jibia road while on their way into the forest.
“In the course of investigation suspects confessed to be selling the fuel at fringes of the forest, contrary to Executive order and other extant laws of the Federation. Investigation is ongoing,”
He added that the command had also succeeded in arresting a 25-year-old suspect of Anguwan Nakaba village, Sabuwa LGA, believed to be a supplier of fuel to bandits in the forest, Vanguard also reported.
“The fact of the matter was that the suspect was observed to have been frequently coming to buy fuel at a filling station in Dandume LGA in his motorcycle, a Jincheng rubber."
Police arrest abductors of Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist's students
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the kidnappers of Greenfield University students and Bethel Baptist High School students have been arrested by the Kaduna state police command.
The reports indicate that the command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, made this announcement on Thursday, September 16, while parading suspects at the command’s headquarters along Bida road in the state capital.
Jalige also stated that the kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi local government area of the state are in the police net.
Ogun police confirm abduction of Obasanjo’s staff, gives further details
Earlier, the Ogun state police command confirmed the abduction of all the three staff of Obasanjo Holdings who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Kobape-Abeokuta expressway.
It was reported that the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who gave the assurance in Abeokuta, while confirming the incident, said the victims were abducted, on Wednesday, September 8, around 6p.m, at Seseri Village, near Kobape.
Legit.ng gathered that the police have assured that its men would do everything humanly possible to rescue the workers.