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Police arrest armed robbers using charms to break houses in Katsina

The police said that the suspects confessed to have got their charms from a ritualist in neighbouring Niger Republic.

• September 20, 2022
Katsina police spokesman Gambo Isah, charms
Katsina police spokesman Gambo Isah and charms used to illustrate the story

The Kano Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers who specialise in using charms to break houses in the Daura Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Katsina.

“On September 12, 2022, at about 4:00 p.m., and based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting/busting a notorious syndicate of armed robbers terrorising Daura LGA and its environs. 

“Nemesis caught up with the suspects, namely: Abdullahi Sa’idu, aged 50, from Hadejia in Jigawa; Umar Abubakar Faruk, aged 23, of Badawa Quarters from Kano State and Zakariyya Hussaini, aged 25, from Yar Leman, also in Jigawa.

“They were arrested when they conspired and forcefully broke into the dwellings of Idris Ahmed, alias Baban Hajiya; Mujihabi Yusif; Sa’a Abdu; Ibrahim Sani and Umar Sani, all of the same address. The suspects robbed their victims of their belongings.”

According to him, the suspects admitted to using charms in the act.

“In the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to have been using charms that would lure  their victims to sleep until they would have finished committing their nefarious act.”

He said the suspects also confessed to have got their charms from a ritualist in the neighbouring Niger Republic. 

Mr Isah added that exhibits recovered from them include fabricated keys, house-breaking implements, a machete, five different handsets, iron pinches and substances suspected to be charms.

He said that the command was carrying out additional investigations and that the suspects would be charged to court after completing the investigations. 


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