Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Prison Officer, Three Others Nabbed Over Robbery in Sokoto

Sokoto — A Prison officer and three others have been arrested for alleged armed robbery and car snatching by the newly created Zone 10 special Anti- Robbery Squad in Sokoto .

Deputy Zonal Public Relations Officer, Zone 10 headquarters, Sokoto, DSP Lawal Abdullahi, who disclosed this yesterday in Sokoto said the suspects were arrested following an intense surveillance based on a tip-off by good members of the society.

"The notorious suspected armed robbery gang use to terrorize the good people and law abiding citizens of the states within the Zone, by snatching their vehicles at gun point to unknown destinations", he stated.

He said the syndicate was being aided and abetted by a serving member of the Nigeria Prison Service, one 30years Yunusa Haruna attached to Argungu Prison Headquarters in Kebbi State.

DSP Lawal Abdullahi said investigation into the case by the Zonal Anti-Robbery Squad led to the apprehension of the remaining gang members whom he gave the names as Saiba Aliyu 30years, Musa Salihu Kamba 50years and Musa Sulaiman 39years all of Sokoto metropolis as parties connected with armed robbery and car snatching within Sokoto State and its environs.

He revealed that four suspected stolen/robbed serviceable vehicles were recovered in their possession at different places in Sokoto State.

The vehicles recovered he said ,included two Toyota corolla and one Honda civic with purported stickers of M.K Motor as disguise, while a Honda 'End of Discussion' which was reported to have been robbed at gun point in Wuse 2 Abuja, was also recovered from the miscreants.

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