From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
At least three male students of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai in Niger state have been arrested over the robbery of the off campus hostel of the institution in the early hours of Monday.
A police source told our reporter in Minna yesterday that the suspected student robbers were arrested on the campus of the university.
According to the source, some of the victims of the robbery had already identified the three suspects as those that robbed them.
It was gathered that following the development, the police carried out a search on the hostels of the suspects during which some items belonging to the victims were found in addition to dangerous weapons.
Police Public Relations Officer DSP Muhammad Abubakar confirmed the story when contacted saying the suspects would be brought to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department of the police for further interrogation.
DSP Abubakar said the police had also begun the search for other members of the robbery gang.
It could be recalled that at early hours of Monday robbers raided the 25 room off campus hostel of the university during which both male and female occupants of the hostel were dispossessed of their cell phones, Lap tops, IPads and other valuable items.
The female victims of the robbery were asked to give out their jewelries with those without it slapped several times. Some of the victims were said to have sustained injuries and shock.
“The robbers reportedly operated from 12 midnight till 2 am before they left the same way they came” after which the police came to the scene” an eyewitness lamented.