Nigeria Police Force has arrested four suspected armed robbers, who attacked a manager of a filling station and robbed him off N3 million.
The suspects arrested are: Samuel Monday, 23 years from Kogi state; Isaac Kiri, 40 years from Rivers state; Alex Enyame 37 years from Imo state and their herbalist, Abdul Usman, 40 years from Kogi state. Police commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma explained that ” on the 5th May, 2019 at about 0800 hours, the manager of a filling station located in Lugbe was taking the sum of N3,000,000 naira to the bank on a motorcycle when the motorcycle was ambushed by four armed men who pushed the motorcycle and dispossessed her of the money.
“Other motorcycle riders in the area who thought it was an accident chased the vehicle carrying the suspects and in the process the tyre of the vehicle pulled out and the car was demobilized.
The suspects then ran into the bush around Piyakasa village.
The Police was then informed and the vehicle towed to the station. ”
Operatives then used the plate number to track the owner who is a member of the gang and was on his way with other gangs members for an operation at Jabi on the 6th May 2019.”
The CP further noted that “upon interrogation the gang members said they all came to Abuja at the instance of Friday, the gang leader who is at large for robbery.
They said planning an operation is always with an insider especially security guards in the houses so robbed.”
On his part, the herbalist Abdul stated that he use charms and incantations to cause rain anytime they are going for an operation.
Exhibit recovered from them are; charms, one cutlass, one bar, one giant cutter, one sharp iron, two hacksaws and two vehicle plate numbers used during operation.
The Police also noted that efforts are on to arrest two members of
the gang, Daddy and Friday who are on the run.