A Nigerien, others nabbed for supplying fuel to bandits in Katisna
A 32-year-old Nigerien, Lawal Shu’aibu and 4 Nigerians have been apprehended by Katsina State Police Command for supplying premium motor spirit, PMS also known as fuel to bandits hide out in the forest in Katsina.
The Nigerien suspect who conveyed fuel in a Motor vehicle, Passat, Ash with Reg. No. XML 347 AA was contrary to the containment order of the State Government which enabled motorists to only consume fuel of not more than 5000 naira.
“On the 18/9/2021 based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting (1) Lawal Shu’aibu ‘m’ aged 32 years of Maradi, Niger Republic. Sani Lawal, ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Magamar Jibia, conveying fuel in his Passat, motor vehicle blue with registration No. KMC 198 XB, Abdulrashid Garba, ‘m’, aged 50yrs of Daddara village, Jibia LGA, conveying fuel in his Golf III, wagon with registration No. AR 719 KTN, Tigal Haruna,’m’, aged 57yrs of Kofar Guga Quarters, Katsina, conveying fuel in his Passat motor vehicle with registration number, FC 977 LKJ”.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the command headquarters Katsina on behalf of CP Sanusi Buba, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said nemesis caught up with the suspects when they were arrested long Katsina — Jibia road while on their way into the forest.
During investigation, suspects confessed to be selling the fuel at the fringes of the forest, contrary to Executive order and other extant laws of the Federation.
Furthermore, on the 18/9/2021 the command succeeded in arresting one Shafi’u Haruna,’m’, aged 25 years of Anguwan Nakaba village, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State, a suspected supplier of fuel to bandits in the forest.
According to SP Gambo Isah, “The fact of the matter was that suspect was observed to have been frequently coming to buy fuel at a filling station in Dandume and after a while he will come back to buy again in his motorcycle Jincheng rubber, white. Consequently, Police Detectives on surveillance patrol at the said filling station secretly followed him, which led them into an uncompleted building where he was arrested while transferring the fuel into a Jerrycan in an uncompleted.”
“During investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offense and further stated that he came all the way from Sabuwa LGA to buy the fuel and take to the forest”, SP Gambo Isah added.
Investigation is ongoing.