An armed robbery suspect, Jamilu Sani, has landed in the Katsina Prison custody following his arrest by his victim, Abdulrauf Musa, Punch reports.
The 23-year-old suspect, who is a resident of Unguwar Tagwa village in the Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State, had invaded Musa’s house at Kaura Pawa village in the same local government, with a locally-made pistol.
Police said Sani allegedly invaded the house at night and directed his victim along with his family to surrender their money and other valuables.
Musa was reported to have raised the alarm while summoning the courage to attack Sani, who reportedly took to his heels.
Sani was consequently pursued and overpowered and handed over to the police. The locally-made pistol was also recovered from him.
Sani is facing three counts of house trespass, attempt to commit armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, which are contrary to sections 2 and 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, R11, LFN 2004 and Section 343 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told a senior magistrate court where Sani was arraigned for cognizance on Tuesday that investigation was still in progress.
He pleaded for an adjournment.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till November 28, 2018 for mention, and directed that Sani should be remanded in the prison custody till then.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man, Labiru Umar, was also remanded in prison for allegedly stealing cows.
Umar of Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State was charged with criminal conspiracy and armed robbery before the state magistrates’ court.
Armed with a gun, Umar and four others, now at large, were said to have on September 7, 2018, invaded the house of one Liman Suleiman of Unguwar Doka village where they allegedly stole three cows.
The other four accused persons are Umaru Bakuganewa, Hudu Waruwas, Bello Maiduwa, and Dan Lukuti.
Police told the court on Tuesday that the charges against Umar and the other accused persons were contrary to sections 6 b (1) (2) (a) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms Provisions Act, CapR11, Laws if the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Umar has, however, been remanded in the prison custody till November 8, 2018, when his case would come up for mention.