Zamfara state police command has announced the arrest of two notorious bandits/informants who specializes in supplying food stuffs, repair of broken motorcycles and collection of ransom for the bandits.
Police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad who stated this during a Press Conference in Gusau on Saturday said, police detectives had acted on intelligence information and arrested the suspects.
The suspects are Alhassan Lawali and Mansur Usman Dan Alhaji and the police image maker said, “during interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to have supplied over fourteen (14) Operational Motorcycles to the Bandits in the forest at the rate of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N750,000) each, of which the he said he has earned the sum of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000) per motorcycle”.
He further told journalists that, “the suspect had confessed that over the years, he was the ones repairing motorcycle for the bandits if spoiled”.
The suspect in his statement also mentioned one Mansur Usman ‘M’ as his collaborator, who was later arrested by the police. When interrogated, he confessed to had been supplying foodstuff and deliver same to the bandits in the forest”.
“he also confessed that for many times he collected and delivered ransom to the bandits. The last ransom he delivered was the sum of two million three hundred thousand naira (N2,300,000)”.
In a related development, the police police in Zamfara had also announced the arrest of one Zainu Lawali an indigene of Tsafe for illegal possession of arms, four rounds of cartridge, military camouflage as well as fake military identity card.
SP Shehu said, “on the 14th September 2022, Police Tactical Operatives from the Police Command headquarters acted on intelligence information about some suspected activities of the above-mentioned suspect.
“The suspect, who claimed to be an ex-soldier, was arrested being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver Gun, Military camouflage uniform, fake Military I.D Card and other dangerous weapons. A discreet investigation is in progress to unravel the circumstance behind the illegal possession of firearms”.