Security operatives have apprehended three notorious members of a gang of cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers who robbed a man, raped his wife and rustled his cattle, in Katsina State Police Command.
They are Sule Bello, 30; Iliya Bello,22 and Murnai Bello, 40.
The state Police Commissioner, Muhammed Wakili, confirmed the development in Katsina at the command headquarters, during the parade of the three men along with other suspects accused of various crimes.
He revealed that the three men were arrested on January 19, 2019, following the identification of one of them in a community market by their victim, Yahaya Sani,30, of Safana local government area of Katsina state,
The trios along with other members of the gang had reportedly swooped on Sani’s home sometimes in Jul, 2018.
They allegedly beat him, stole his money and thereafter rustled his herds of 25 cows and 40 sheep. They also raped his wife.
The Police Commissioner revealed that nemesis caught up with a member of the gang, Sule Bello of Kanawa village in Kankara local government area of the state when he went to a community market where Sani identified him.
Sani raised the alarm following which traders at the market assisted in apprehending Bello and took him to a police station.
According to the Police Commissioner, Bello’s confession at the police station led to the arrest of the other two members of the gang, Iliya Bello and Murnai Bello, both of Kankara local government area of the state.
Sani’s wife also reportedly identified the trios as those who raped her. The Police Commissioner said the trios had confessed to committing the crimes, adding that efforts were on to arrest the remaining members of the gang.
He said, “We are on the trail of the remaining members of the syndicate. By the grace of God, we shall arrest them very, very soon.”
Sani who was also at the police headquarters where the suspects were paraded , confirmed the development.