Operatives of Nigerian Police Force, the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested a 60-year-old Umaru Mohammed for allegedly transporting arms and ammunition to Bandits and kidnappers operating in the Northern and Southwest part of Nigeria.
While parading the suspects on Wednesday, the Force PRO, CP Frank Mba said that Mr. Umaru Mohammed was arrested for conveying rifles and Ammunition to bandits/kidnappers along the highways all across the North and Southwest using a special compartment made to hide the rifles in his Car.
He collects 200k from the kidnappers/bandits for conveying the rifles to the kidnapping point along the highways and days later, another 200k for bringing the rifles back after the kidnappings and ransom collections. He said security agents don’t suspect him along the highways because of his old age.
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“A 6-year-old man who is notorious for an armed robbery and kidnapping syndicate linked to several violent crimes in the Ondo and Ekiti axis of the South-Western part of the country has been arrested.
“The arrest follows the trailing and arrest of one 60-year-old Umar Mohammed who has been on the wanted list of the Police for transporting firearms and ammunition on behalf of notorious criminals who have carried out major operations in the South-West states.
“Further investigations by the Police team led to the arrest of five (5) of his gang members – Umar Abubakar, 22yrs, Muhammed Bello, 52yrs, Sale Lawali, 25yrs, Usman Muhammed, 20yrs and Musa Ibrahim, 53yrs, all male – that utilise the weapons he provided to carry out series of kidnapping and armed robbery operations in the country,” the statement read in part.
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