NIGER STATE POLICE ARRESTED SUSPECTED FUEL SUPPLIER TO BANDITS IN NIGER STATE
The Niger State Police Command have arrested one suspected criminal identified as Umar Mohammed suspected to be one of the fuel suppliers to bandits in the State.
According to the news, 51 years old Umar Mohammad was arrested alongside Adamu Atiku, a 35 years old man, who was identified as a fuel attendant of Muhabbat filling station in Bosso Estate in Minna.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP known as Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a atstement on Friday been October 8, stated that the suspects were arrested on a tip off.
"On 3th October at about 1015hrs, acting on a tip-off, that some individuals were sighted buying petroleum product inside a 25 litre jerrycan at Muhabbat filling station, Tudun-Fulani Minna,"
"Upon the receipt of the information, police operatives attached to Bosso Division swung into action and went to the filling station where one Umar Mohammed, a fuel black market dealer of Gussassi village, and Adamu Atiku age, a fuel attendant of Muhabbat filling station of Bosso Estate, Minna,"
"Were arrested with 10 jerrycans of 25 litres each, filled with petroleum product and a tricycle with Reg.No. RJA 444 WZ to convey the fuel to Gussassi village in Maikunkele area contrary to the Niger State Government Executive Order as contained in State Government press release dated 31st August, 2021 banning sale of petroleum product in large quantity in jerrycans or any other containers at filling station in the State,"
The Suspects confessed to their crime, while U mar Mohammed claimed that he sells the petroleum productto motorcycle operators at Gussassi village and its environs, during interrogations.