No fewer than five armed robbers were reportedly arrested by men and officers of the Katsina State police command after charms to shed and protect them failed to work. It was gathered that the suspects used the charms for all forms of protections.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Besen Gwana who stated this while parading the suspects alongside others arrested for various crimes in the state said bunch of charms was part of exhibit recovered from the possession of the suspects.
The suspects include; Usman Lawal alias Dawa, 30 years old of Kamfanin Doka, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state, Umaru Audu alias Soja (30 years), Ibrahim Abubakar (37 years), Bashir Ahmadu (39 years old) and Gambo Musa alias Killer, 28 years old and all of Tashar Bawa village, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state.
CP Gwana said the suspects were arrested at Sabuwa Local government Area of the state on the 6th January following a tip off information.
He also said the suspects were arrested with 10 pieces of American Dollars of $100 denominations reasonably suspected to be counterfeit.
Others items recovered from the suspects includes; one locally made pistol with 90 pieces of pellets and 4 cartridges and seven different types of GSM handsets suspected to be stolen ones.
The Police Commissioner however said the suspects will be arraigned in court immediately investigation is completed.