Olusegun Ariyo

Operatives of the Niger state police command have arrested four suspects during surveillance at Obasanjo shopping complex Minna.

The four suspects include Mustapha Mohammed (19), Suleiman Mohammed (19), Sadiq Yusuf (20),  and Nasiru Mohammed  (20)

A statement made available to urban express news through the Niger state Police Public Relation Officer, Dsp Wasiu Abiodun said; the suspects conspired and entered a shop within the said complex in the guise of buying an iPhone valued at N18500.00.

In the process, the attendant’s attention was diverted by one of the suspects in a pretence of buying an earpiece while Mustapha Mohammed picked the said iPhone and immediately hid it in his pant.

Wasiu said the iPhone was later recovered and suspect arrested.

In the same vein, operative attached to maitumbi division also arrested one Hassan Bilyaminu (25) and Abdullahi Bilayminu (23)

The PPRO said the suspects who happen to be teachers in Mallam Bilya in Tudun Wada, allegedly raped and fingered four of their female Islamic students with age ranges between six and eleven years.

The girls were called from the study ground to the suspect’s room for sexual activity.

Wasiu said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to have fingered the victim.

Meanwhile, one Abubakar Buba of sangeku village in Zamfara state was arrested by a joint police vigilante patrol team within Abu Fari village in Borgu local government area of Niger state.

It was gathered that the suspect was arrested with an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle.

The spokesman said after thorough search examined on him, operatives recovered one Barretta pistol with fourteen rounds of live ammunition

He said the suspect attempted escaping into the forest but was eventually gun down

Other exhibits recovered include a techno handset with two sim cards.

Members of the public are advised to be more careful and be vigilant when carrying out any transaction, in and around shopping complex while parent should also be more interested to know the status of the handlers of their children schools before entrusting their wards, the statement read!

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