Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers for allegedly robbing and strangling a commercial vehicle driver.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Minna.
He said that on August 31, a team of police from GRA division arrested the suspects through information from the public.
Abubakar explained that the suspects confessed to have chartered a Golf car with registration number JJJ 247 AX from Bauchi to Kano under the guise of being military personnel from Shadawanka Barracks.
While on transit along Birnin Kudu-Huguma road in Jigawa State, the suspects ordered the driver to stop in order to ease themselves.
“On disembarking from the vehicle the suspects strangled the driver to death and zoomed off with the vehicle,” he said.
He said that the suspects were arrested by the police after several attempts to sell the vehicle in the metropolis.
The police spokesman said that the case was still being investigated and would be handed over to Bauchi Police command for prosecutions.