The Kogi State Police Command has said that a 22-year-old Fulani man macheted his mother to death in a bid to prevent her from knowing he stole her N59,000.While conducting newsmen round some vehicles and firearms recovered from men of the underworld in the last two weeks, the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, narrated how the man, identified as Idris Mohammed committed the heinous crime.
According to the commissioner, Mohammed came from Suleja to visit his mother, Uhura Garuba, 40 and met her counting the money. The police boss said he later carted away the money and fled back to Suleja but when his mother threatened to consult a spiritualist to ascertain who the thief was, Mohammed agreed to follow her only to ambush and machete her to death.
Katsina also disclosed that they had nabbed a man identified as Bright Simon who had been sending threat text massages to people that they would bomb the Obajana Cement. He said it was discovered that the threat messages were masterminded by a staffer of the company.
Also, three suspected robbers who snatched N400,000 at gunpoint from a woman in Ofu Local Government Area of the state were engaged and subdued by the police ambush squad. The money was recovered with three AK47 riffles and a jackknife. Katsina also disclosed that a truckload of substances suspected to be Indian hemp were neatly tucked in 129 parcels and seven bags.
He said the driver of the vehicle, along with the passengers, on sighting the police left the vehicle with the consignment and fled to the bush. Similarly, the police boss said some robbers who snatched an exotic car from a woman in Gwagwalada with some money and apparels were arrested in Kogi while transitting to Anambra State. Items recovered include six vehicles, three Ak47 riffles, three locally made pistols, assorted handsets, among others.