One of the three armed robbery suspects arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the Dambam local government area of Bauchi state has revealed the reason he went into robbery.
In an interview with Northern City News, while being paraded by the police, the suspect identified as Shehu Abdullahi revealed he resorted to stealing in order to get enough money to sponsor his wedding.
20-year-old Abdullahi said he was reluctant to join the gang, but his friend persuaded him, adding that the operation that led to his arrest was his first. ‘
He said, “I was brought to the police headquarters because of an armed robbery operation that we did. Yes, I am an armed robber, but I have never done it before; this is my first time.
“I was at home when Dan Jauro called me that I should come and join them to go for a robbery, but I told him that I had never done it before. He begged me to just come that they needed people to participate in it. I told him that I was scared, but he encouraged me to just come.
“Before I went there, they had bought everything needed for the robbery. When I got there, they had started bringing out the logs of wood to the road when I got there.
“When we blocked the road, one car came and we stopped it. The driver came out and Dan Jauro dragged one of the women out of the car. We asked all of them to come down and we collected all their handsets and belongings. Some of us opened the boot of the car and took out three boxes and four bags.”
When asked what he was going to do with his proceeds had it been the operation was successful, Abdullahi said, “Honestly, I wanted to marry and I did not have the money. I wanted to use it to marry.”
Speaking to newsmen, the Bauchi state commissioner of Police, Philip Maku revealed seven suspects are still at large. He added that the three arrested suspect and those arrested were behind the viral robbery video.
“The suspects conspired with seven others now at large on February 18, 2020, barricaded the Kano-Maiduguri Highway with heavy logs of wood and attacked a salon vehicle,” he stated.
The CP added that several exhibits were recovered from them, including a Dane gun, a double-barrelled Dane gun, seven sticks, six axes, six machetes, six knives, 10 charms, some fabricated bullets and one ATM card bearing, Godwin Adie, among others.