Teenage Housewife Paraded For Robbery (PHOTO)
A 30-year-old former prison officer, Abdullahi Mohammed and a 17-year-old housewife, Aisha Abubakar, have been paraded by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly snatching motorcycles in the Maitumbi area of Minna, Niger State.
The suspects who were paraded alongside their accomplices, Abubakar Mohammed, 30; and Nasiru Aliyu, 30, all from the PZ area in Minna ambushed their victims at Shakwata village and robbed them of their motorcycles.
The housewife who spoke to Punch’s correspondent, said that Abubakar convinced her to be part of the robbery after which she was given N7,000 as her own share of the proceeds. It was further gathered the suspects often deployed Aisha to pose as a commuter to Shakwata village, where they dispossessed their victims.
“They usually made available N500 for me to take motorcycle from the PZ area to a nearby bush in Shakwata village where they are hiding and the moment I got there, they would rush out of the bush and rob the victim of his motorcycle. They may even kill him if he is unlucky.
“I am a housewife, my husband is in prison for a similar offence, that was why Abubakar Mohammed approached me to join them because it is the easiest way of making money,” the teenage housewife stated.
Three Bajaj motorcycles was recovered from the suspects, as the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, added that the matter would be charged to court after investigations. This is coming after it was reported that two suspected motorcycle snatchers who specialised in robbing people of their motorcycle and taking such motorcycles to Benin Republic for sale, were arrested by policemen from Ogun State police Command.
The arrested suspects, identified as Evans Ajaho (30) and Isaiah Aigba (21), were arrested at Baagbon village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state, following a distress call made to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Odeda Division, CSP Mohammed Suleiman Baba that they snatched a Bajaj motorcycle at Alabata area at about 6:25 p.m on April 25.