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Katsina police arrest two members of vigilante group who turned out to be armed robbers

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Katsina police arrest two members of vigilante group who turned out to be armed robbers

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested one Jafaru Suleiman, 45, and Mustapha Usman, 30, for attacking and robbing a man. 

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Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects are members of a local vigilante group, who turned out to be armed robbers.

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The PPRO said that the suspects allegedly attacked one Aminu Tukur, 25, of Rijiyar Gamji village, Kankara LGA, who was passing through Yargoje village to attend a naming ceremony with machetes and robbed him of the sum N15,000 and other valuables after inflicting serious injuries on his body.

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The suspects abandoned the victim thinking that they have killed him.

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“On 19/10/2021 at about 0900hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting the duo of Jafaru Suleiman, ‘M’, aged 45yrs and Mustapha Usman, ‘M’, aged 30yrs of Yargoje village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state, members of local vigilante group, who turned out to be suspected armed robbers,” SP Isah stated.

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“The facts of this case was that, on 17/10/2021 at about 1730hrs, suspects attacked one Aminu Tukur, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Rijiyar Gamji village, Kankara LGA, who was passing through Yargoje village to attend a naming ceremony with machetes and robbed him of money the sum of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000:00K) and other valuables after inflicting serious injuries on his body

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“Suspects abandoned the victim in full of his own blood thinking that they have killed him. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.” he added. 

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