Katsina State police command has arrested the spiritual leader who specialized in preparing criminal charms for bandits and terrorists in the state.

Spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah who made the disclosure noted that on November 26, 2022 at around 6.p.m, based on a tip off, the command succeeded in arresting one Sani Bello, 53, of Maiduguri Road, Sabuwa Township, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State, a notorious spiritual leader and herbalist of terrorists-bandits, terrorizing Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara States.

“In the course of investigation, four native bullet proof jackets, covered with criminal talisman were recovered in his possession. Suspect confessed to be a spiritualist that supply terrorists with Gun-Jazz and criminal charms for gun protection and offer prayer for them not be arrested or harm by security agents in all their heinous operations. He also confessed that he sold each of the jackets at the cost of N60,000:00 to any interested terrorist. Investigation is ongoing.

Relatedly, on November 16, 2022 at around 4.p.m, a distress call was received that armed robbers were operating at Dutsen Amare Quarters, Katsina.

“Consequently, a police patrol team was dispatched to the area and the team the succeed in arresting the following suspected armed robbers: Usman Umar alias SHARBULO, 28 of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina, Musa Isiyaku alias Danmusa, 20, of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina, Shamsu Umar alias BAKIN WAKE, 29, of Madacin Yan-Nono Quarters, Katsina, Sanusi Ibrahim, alias AJI, aged, 28 of Kofar Kaura, Yakubu Kabir alias MAKURI, 20 of Kofar Marusa.

“In the course of investigation, four GSM handsets, two cutlasses, Sharp Knife, sword, Golf stick, Pinches and Chisel were recovered in the possession of the suspects.”

The command also arrested two notorious motorcycles thieves terrorizing Katsina metropolis and its environs.

“In the course of investigation, two suspected stolen motorcycles were recovered in their possession. Suspects confessed to the commission of the offence.” Gambo said.


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