A squad of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia route have arrested a female parent, her girl, amongst some other adult female, for concealing petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the woods.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police force Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the 3 suspects at the province constabulary headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who confessed to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive enjoin and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing hither were arrested along Jibia-Katsina route with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia woods but nemesis caught upwardly with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the woods for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters hither in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may involvement you to know that the suspects piece confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
“What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorbike riders to purchase the fuel for them in their motorbike tanks from filling stations and and then take it dorsum to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorbike tanks and and then adapt them into bags similar these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies piece taking it to the woods to sell to bandits,” SP Isah Gambo said.
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