A petrol station attendant in Kano State has landed in police net after allegedly conniving with armed robbers to rob the petrol station where he works; and the sum of N2.65 million stolen by the armed bandits has been recovered.
This was made known in a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Magaji Musa Majia, a copy which was made available to Sunday Tribune. According to the statement: On 20th of December, 2012 at about 09:00hrs, one Monday Joseph ‘m’ 20yrs, Simon Chile Adamu ‘m’ of 22yrs old of Benue State and Umaru Adamu ‘m’ 22 years of Ankpa Kogi State conspired and stormed a filling station at Tudun Wada area of Kano State with armed pistol and robbed the manager of the sum of N2.65m. The robbers also allegedly snatched the mobile phones of all the staff then fled in a Golf car.
The statement also disclosed that immediately the case was reported at the police station, a manhunt of the hoodlums was launched and with the assistance of neighbouring Police Divisions which blocked all the routes and exits, the Golf car was abandoned in the bush at K/Dangora. He added that the police, members of the community, vigilance groups and hunters, spread into the bush which led to the arrest of the suspects around the area. Following on-the-spot search, the stolen N2.65m was recovered intact.
ASP Majia, further disclosed that two- Pistols and the stolen phones were recovered. Investigation conducted however revealed that it was one Muktar Adamu ‘m’ of Ankpa, Kogi State, an employee of the filling station and elder brother of one of the arrested suspect was the person who organised and invited the robbers at the time sales of the day was counted and about to be taken to the bank.