Katsina police arrest ‘spiritual leader’ who prepares charms for terrorists
Katsina State Police Command has arrested the spiritual leader, who specialised in preparing criminal charms for bandits and terrorists in the state.
Spokesman for the Command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed this said: “On November 26, at about 6:00 p.m., based on a tip-off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Sani Bello, 53, of Maiduguri Road, Sabuwa Township, Sabuwa Council of Katsina State, a notorious spiritual leader and herbalist for terrorists/bandits, terrorising Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states.
“In the course of investigation, four native bullet proof jackets, covered with criminal talisman were recovered in his possession.
“Suspect confessed to be a spiritualist that supplies terrorists with gun-Jazz and criminal charms for gun protection and offers prayer for them not be arrested or harmed by security agents in all their heinous operations.
“He also confessed that he sold each of the jackets at the cost of N60,000.00 to any interested terrorist. Investigation is ongoing.
“Relatedly, on November 16, 2022, at about 4:00p.m., a distress call was received that armed robbers were operating at Dutsen Amare Quarters, Katsina.
“Consequently, a police patrol team was dispatched to the area and the team arrested the following suspected armed robbers: Usman Umar alias SHARBULO, 28 of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina; Musa Isiyaku alias Danmusa, 20, of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina; Shamsu Umar alias BAKIN WAKE, 29, of Madacin Yan-Nono Quarters, Katsina, Sanusi Ibrahim, alias AJI, aged, 28 of Kofar Kaura; Yakubu Kabir alias MAKURI, 20 of Kofar Marusa.
“In the course of investigation, four GSM handsets, two cutlasses, Sharp Knife, sword, golf stick, pinches and chisel were recovered from the suspects.”
The Command also arrested two notorious motorcycles thieves terrorising Katsina metropolis and its environs.
“In the course of investigation, two suspected stolen motorcycles were recovered in their possession. Suspects confessed to the commission of the offence,” Gambo added.