Mo­tor­cy­clist ar­rested over rob­bery

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

Po­lice have ar­rested a 19-year-old Umar Ali for al­legedly at­tack­ing and rob­bing an el­derly man who had just with­drawn money from a bank in Kubwa.

A wit­ness, vice chair­man of the Na­tional Union of Road Trans­port Works, Kubwa branch, Mr. Se­gun Abio­dun, told our reporter that the el­derly man who with­drew what looked like huge sums of money from a bank at Fed­eral Hous­ing Kubwa was vi­o­lently at­tacked and robbed by two men on okada as he was com­ing out from the bank.

“The money was in­side a black ny­lon bag when they took the money from him and the old man started shout­ing and cry­ing. Hav­ing seen what hap­pened, our mem­bers started pur­su­ing the crim­i­nals up to Gwar­inpa Mod­ern City.

“Our men also con­tacted the po­lice and the po­lice pa­trol van joined in the chase and when they re­al­ized that all the exit points had been blocked, the man who took the money, jumped off from the mo­tor­cy­cle and es­caped and I used my car to block the okada rider who was sub­se­quently ar­rested and his mo­tor­cy­cle im­pounded by the po­lice,” he said.

When the Kubwa di­vi­sional po­lice of­fi­cer, Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Nu­rudeen Sabo, was con­tacted, he con­firmed the ar­rest and stated that the sus­pect was orig­i­nally from Gwoza but has been squat­ting in Abuja since in­sur­gents sacked his home town last year.

He said the sus­pect con­fessed that they came all the way from Area 1 and that he nor­mally meets the other crim­i­nal that es­caped in a beer par­lour where they dis­cussed their rob­bery plans.

The Kubwa po­lice chief hinted that the case has been trans­ferred to State Crim­i­nal In­ves­tiga­tive Depart­ment for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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