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We Watch People After Withdrawal From Bank, Then Rob Them – Suspect

The suspect allegedly confessed that he and other members of the syndicate operate in Borno, Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto states.

The police said the suspect’s confession led to the recovery of N3,500,000 belonging to one Nura Shinkafi, attached to Zamfara State Investment Office, Gusau.

Zamfara Police PPRO, Muhammad Shehu, while parading the suspect on Friday.
Zamfara Police PPRO, Muhammad Shehu, while parading the suspect on Friday.
The victim complained that unknown person(s) broke the left side glass of his Peugeot 406 vehicle and ran away with his bag containing his black HP Laptop with serial number CND0515RPN, worth N250,000, one Zamfara State Investment I.D Card and the sum of N3,500,000.

The police in Zamfara State have presented a suspect criminal who has described how he robs individuals after they withdraw money from banks. The suspect, Umar Usman, 39, allegedly confessed to being a member of a gang that specializes in keeping tabs on people who take cash from banks and other financial institutions so they may loot them later, according to the police spokesperson for Zamfara, Muhammad Shehu. According to the suspect’s purported confession, the syndicate is active in the states of Borno, Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto. According to the police, the suspect’s confession resulted in the seizure of N3,500,000 that belonged to Nura Shinkafi, who worked at the Gusau office of the Zamfara State Investment Office.

The police said while they have succeeded in arresting Mr Usman, efforts are still ongoing to arrest a fleeing suspect, Abdul Sun, who is a resident of Zaria, Kaduna State.

The banditry suspect, Isyaku Babangida (Photo Credit: Zamfara Police Command)
The banditry suspect, Isyaku Babangida (Photo Credit: Zamfara Police Command)
The police commissioner in Zamfara, Kolo Yusuf, tasked members of the public, especially those who make financial transactions in banks or any financial centres, to be conscious of this syndicate and ensure they report any suspicious person (s) to the police for appropriate action.

The police said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.