Eight robbery suspects who were arrested by the Niger State Police Command at Mero village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state, have disclosed that they only intimidate their victims.
The robbery suspects who conspired among themselves to rob their victim, who was simply identified as Yellow, in Mero village and were apprehended by police operatives attached to the Kagara Division based on a tip-off, were identified as Umma Usman (20); Abubakar Buba (18); Sale Awwal (17); Umar Haruna (27); Idris Awwal (20); Saidu Abubakar (17); Ayuba Bode (18); and Idi Roba (18).
It was gathered that the robbery suspects who went away with the victim’s Gionee mobile phone and the sum of N2,005, were arrested after Usman was shot by one of the victim’s neighbours, who responded to the victim’s cry for help.
Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, one of the suspects, Haruna disclosed that his gang had been engaged in criminal activities for over four years.
“We use a stick and a locally-made gun to scare our victims to get what we want from them without too much stress. Honestly speaking, we don’t kill our victims, our interest is to get valuables and sell at any given price.
“We use our number to intimidate our victims so that they will do whatever we ask them to do and we have been succeeding at it for a long time.
“Now, we are paying for all the atrocities we have committed. It is God’s wish that they caught us, so there is nothing anybody can do about it. We have accepted our fate” he said.
Muhammad Abubakar, the command’s Public Relations Officer who disclosed that the suspects had confessed to the crime, added that they would be charged to court after the completion of police investigation.