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Niger Police Command Arrests Two Over N6million Theft

From Dan Amasingha, Minna. 

The Niger State police command has nabbed two suspected robbers for stealing the sum of N6m belonging to a business man inTegina, Rafi Local Government Area of the state.


DAILY ASSET gathered that the suspects were trailed and apprehended by police operatives attached to Area Command Minna following a tip off. 


They were identified as Abdullahi Maikudi 27, of Katsina State and Rabiu Abdullahi, 23, of Kano State who specialized in dispossessing people their valuables. 


According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Waisu Abiodun in a statement, it was learnt that Maikudi lodged in a hotel in Tegina, where he met a business man on September 25, whom he monitored and established a familiarity of brotherhood from the same State.


 According to the state police command spokesman the suspect offered his victim  a cup of tea laden with tramadol that made him to sleep within 10 minutes after which he made away with his bag containing N6m.


Checks further revealed that the suspect fled with the money to Kano State, where he met  his accomplice, Rabiu Abdullahi who was aiding him to flee the country so that nobody will trace his where about.


The  operatives traced them to Kano State picked them up and foiled their plans to leave the country with the stolen money.


Maikudi was said to have confessed to the police at the state police headquarters  that he usually drugged his victims  before dispossessing them of their valuables in such a way that when they regained their consciousness, they would not remember what transpired, saying he had been into this heinous act for more than four years.


“All my victims since I started this business, I drug them with tramadol tablets or syrup so that they will feel asleep in ten minutes time and by then i must have finished my operation. I usually put it in their tea or food,” he explained.


He said that luck ran against him after collecting N6m from the business man and was apprehended by the operatives on his way out of the country. 


The Police Public Relations Officer, Abiodun, in the statement said police  operatives recovered from N3.8m and 410 Cfa.


He said investigation was in progress, adding that the suspects would  soon be arraigned in court.

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