Two robbery suspects kill Okada rider, snatch his bike.
Two suspected robbers have been arrested by Niger State Police Command for allegedly killing a commercial motorcyclist in Minna.
The suspects, Mohammed Aliyu, 25, of Emitachigi village, Katcha LGA and Mohammed Ndako, 30, of the same address, but based in Gurara area of Minna, killed the motorcyclist, Garba Aliyu before snatching his bike.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, July 22, said the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to Minna Area Command on July 16.
“The Police operatives trailed the suspects to Paiko where they were arrested in the process of disposing a stolen motorcycle,” the PPRO stated.
“During interrogation, Mohammed Aliyu confessed that on 13/07/2022 at about 2030hrs, he was at Gurara junction where he boarded a motorcyclist to convey him to Gurara area and on reaching a point within the area, the suspect hit the motorcyclist who is by name Garba Aliyu ‘m’ of Barikichi area, Minna with a hammer on the head and fell unconscious.
“The suspect went away with the victim’s motorcycle and later joined Mohammed Ndako in his residence within the area, while both of them took the motorcycle to Paiko for sell where they were apprehended
“The two suspects confessed further to have conspired and stole a motorcycle at Bida within last year (2021) and the motorcycle was sold at the rate of forty thousand naira (N40,000) to a yet to be identified person at Paiko.
“Two motorcycles were recovered from the suspects, one belonging to the deceased while the suspect Mohammed Aliyu claimed that the other motorcycle belonged to his brother.
“However, case is under investigation with a view to apprehend the receiver at Paiko and suspects will be arraigned in court as soon investigation is concluded,” he added.