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Police Arrest Suspected Car Burglars, Internet Fraudsters In Niger


A suspected gang of automotive burglars often known as ‘Open and Close’ have been arrested by the Police in Niger state.

The suspects who function largely round banking areas make use of a particular fabricated key to burgle individuals’s vehicles.

Parading the suspects on the Police Headquarters in Minna, the Public Relations Officer DSP Abubakar Dan-Inna mentioned the suspects, 33-year-old Chibuke Uzumba and 35-year-old Ogochukwu Chimaka concentrate on monitoring and waylaying individuals who come to the financial institution to withdraw cash.

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Also paraded have been 4 suspects who concentrate on web fraud, 29-year-old Ahmed Alabi, 28-year-old Chinedu Eche, 29-year-old Chibuzor Ogochukwu, and 30-year-old Okechukwu Ogochukwu.

DSP Dan-Inna mentioned the suspects have been arrested following a report by one Kabiru Babayo to the ‘B’ Division Suleja that he was attacked and robbed of his pockets containing one Automated Teller Machine card, cash and a cellphone by occupants of a tricycle he boarded.

He disclosed that the suspects additionally compelled their sufferer to reveal his ATM Personal Identification Number (PIN) to them, which they later utilized in siphoning 0.6 Million Naira from his account.

According to the Police Spokesman, the suspects throughout investigation confessed to luring and doping unsuspecting individuals in addition to swapping financial institution clients’ ATM PINs at ATM withdrawal factors whereas posing as assistants.

Others paraded embody suspected cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and robbers.

Giving a breakdown of things recovered from the suspects, DSP Dan-Inna mentioned two AK47 rifles, 14 reside ammunition and one Beretta Pistol with 4 reside ammunition and bikes.

Meanwhile, the Command has disclosed that it arrested 213 suspects in 2019 which embody 55 kidnappers, 48 armed robbers, 15 cattle rustlers, and rape suspects.

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