Written by on September 16, 2021

A 25-year-old Rashida Hussaini suspected to be an informant and supplier of petrol to bandits in the forest has been arrested by the police in Katsina State.

The spokesman of the command, Superintendent of Police Gambo Isah, while parading the suspect at the Command Headquarters said, she was arrested with 6 gallons of petrol concealed in a sack and a handbag hidden under her hijab.

The Police spokesman said, the suspect was nabbed along Kofar Guga-Jibiya Road within the metropolis and became more suspicious when she could not give a definite address where she came from.

According to Isah, the suspect said she is a resident of Daddara, a village in Jibiya Local Government Area, later claimed she is from Gombe State, as well as from Hirji, a village in the Niger Republic.

The police also said the act contravened the containment order banning sales of petrol in jerrycans.

It also said it would charge her for aiding and abetting banditry, more so that the suspect’s husband is presently in the forest.

The arrest according to Isah, is in furtherance to the implementation and enforcement of the Security Containment Order, signed by Governor Aminu Masari, over the rising case of banditry in the state.

Speaking over her arrest, the suspect confessed to have come from Hirji in Niger Republic, denying that the petrol is for bandits in the forest, saying they were meant for grinding machines.

She further denied that her husband is a bandit in the forest, but in Ghana, seeking greener pasture. Isah, therefore, said the suspect will be charged to court at the end of investigations, to serve as a deterrent to others.

Editor: Ena Agbanoma

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