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Kebbi police arrest robbery gang, housewife for husband’s murder

By Ahmadu Baba Idris, Birnin Kebbi
23 September 2022   |   3:44 am
Kebbi Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robbery gang operating along Bena/Mairairai road in parts of the state.

Kebbi Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robbery gang operating along Bena/Mairairai road in parts of  the state.
 
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Magaji Kontagora, disclosed this, yesterday, while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
     
CP Kontagora stressed that the robbery gang attacked and robbed one Tasiu Magaji Kassalle, shot one Mikail Ibrahim dead and made away with their motorcycles, four bags of fertilizer and the sum of N1,950.
 


According to him, police detectives swung into action after receiving information on their activities,  trailed and arrested one of the gang members, Muhammed Lawali, aka Kaska.
 
He said after interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and one single barrel gun and machete were recovered from him. 
 
In a related development, the Command has arrested a housewife suspected to have murdered her husband in Birnin Kebbi Local  
Council of the state.
   
He said the police had received a distress call from a neighbour, Habibu Isah, claiming that he heard strange noise from one of the houses in the quarters. 
 
“When police operatives arrived at the scene, they found the man in a pool of his blood and was confirmed dead by a doctor. The police discovered his wife, Farida Abubakar from where she was hiding and she was arrested and interrogated.  The woman would be charged to court after investigation,” the CP added.