A 25-year-old man, Sunusi Yusuf, who conspired with armed robbers to rob his friend, Nura Ibrahim of N2.9m has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command.
Yusuf was arrested alongside the two suspected robbers, Nasiru Ibrahim, and Sunusi Abubakar, in Garko Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, said the suspects attacked the victim while on his way to board a vehicle to Kaduna for business and made away with his N2.9m.
According to the PPRO, the prime suspect, Sunusi Yusuf confessed that he is a friend of the victim and they operate the same business.
Yusuf, who knew that his friend had a large sum of money in his possession, conspired with the two armed robbers, attacked him with clubs and robbed the money.
“On 06/10/2023 at about 1600hrs, a report was received from one Nura Ibrahim, ‘m’ of Kankiya Village, Garko LGA, Kano that while on his way to Kaduna for his business, he was ambushed and attacked on his way at Garko LGA when trekking from his residence to the main road and was robbed the sum of Two Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (N2,900,000:00) leaving him with inflicted injuries on his head,” the statement read.
“On receipt of the report, the victim was rushed to Garko Hospital and a team of Policemen led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Garko Division was mobilised to the scene. Intelligence-led operations led to the arrest of a suspect; Sunusi Yusuf, ‘m’, 25 years old, a friend and of the same address to the victim
“A discrete investigation conducted at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) led to the arrest of the remaining suspects; Sunusi Abubakar, ‘m’, 21 years old, and Nasiru Ibrahim, ‘m’, 22 years old, all of various addresses. Sunusi Yusuf confessed that he is a friend of the victim and operates the same business
“Having known that the friend had a large sum of money in his possession, conspired with two Armed Robbers, attacked him with clubs and robbed the money. The sum of Six Hundred and Eleven Thousand Naira (N611,000:00) and six (6) empty shells of AK-47 Rifle were recovered from them. The case will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation,”
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, while appreciating the peace-loving people of the State for their understanding, cooperation and support, reiterates the commitments of the Police Command to the protection of life and property of all the inhabitants in the State.
He further urged them to keep reporting any suspicious movement, person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:- 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926”.
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