From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Niger State Police Command has paraded 14 suspected criminals ranging from armed robbery, rape, culpable homicide and arrest of unnatural offence suspects.
Briefing journalists during the parade at the Police Headquarters in Minna, the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Abigail Unaeze said that the state has recently witnessed some security challenges and tried to overcome them.
She noted that the security threats range from cattle rustling, armed robbery, communal clashes, rape culpable homicide, kidnapping and Fulani/ herdsmen clashes hence the arrests through police efforts as the cases will soon be charged to court after completion of investigations.
Consequently, a 65 years old man Patrick Kalu lured one Victor Inne 15years from Karimu in Abuja to Minna to get him job ended in using him for homosexual for the last one year and was arrested at railway quarters in Minna, he confirmed to reporters to have done it only twice.
Unaeze informed that a two different gangs of four persons and a gang of two were arrested for armed robbery at different points of the state all of them male between the ages of 20-35 years old and recovered dangerous items from them.
Moreover, the command also arrested for culpable homicide one Likita Manu 40 years and his father Manu Kwacha 80 years from Marke Gada Maje in Rijau local government of the state for conspiring to killed one Inne Kaiyo 100 years old woman.
They said that the aged woman was a witch craft to have used her nefarious activities to killed Likita Manu’s 17 years old daughter Magajiya Likita who fell sick and died.
Another Manu Kasa male at large of Tashi Kasamu village in Agwara local government also conspired and killed one Adamu Hassan of Oro-Oro village just as Shehu Bello was arrested and confessed to the crime saying that the victim scared them on the road.
PPRO Unaeze hinted that the command have put in place dedicated strategies such as community and visibility policing to tackle menace of criminals in the state and massive deployment of personnel to crime prone areas.