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Sokoto State police arrest seven armed robbery suspects

08 June 2015, 20:35

Sokoto - The Police Command in Sokoto State on Monday announced the arrest of seven armed robbery suspects terrorising communities in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Salihu Fagge, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Sokoto.

He said that among the suspects was arrested by the Police while on a robbery operation in Tangaza Local Government area in which one Ladan Mohammad was killed.

"When the members of the gang struck at Gidan Daji in Wurno Local Government, policemen and people in the area subdued the gang while one of the suspects was killed.''

He said that three members of the gang were arrested "and are now helping the Police with information that could lead to the arrest of other members."

Fagge explained that a Rifle with 22-mm ammunition, three rounds of live ammunition, sticks and cutlasses were recovered from them.

Also read: Nine armed robbery suspects arrested in Lagos

The police commissioner disclosed that two members of another gang that specialised in stealing vehicles from parking lots were also arrested.

According to him, the suspects, who reside in Diploma area of Sokoto South Local Government stole a Toyota Camry with registration number JR394JA and were arrested with it in Delta State.

He explained that the suspects had fingered one man, allegedly responsible for producing the master key they used in all their operations.

Fagge said that four other suspects involved in robbing dealers of exotic handsets in the state had been apprehended and were helping the police with investigation.

He solicited for useful information from the general public that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of more criminals in the state.




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