Police Arrest Bandit’s Wife With N2.4m In Katsina As Husband Flees

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Aisha Nura, a 27-year-old housewife, has been arrested Katsina State with N2.4m being proceeds of arms supplies to bandits.

Nura, said to be the wife of a bandit, was arrested July 25 while attempting to board a commercial motorcycle from Batsari to Nahuta village.

The spokesman for Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the arrest Friday.

According to him, Nura confessed under investigation, that she was sent by her husband, one Nura Murnai, to collect the money from bandits in Kaduna forest.

The police spokesman said the husband, who is the run, was also a bandit who belonged to the camp of another bandits leader, one Abu Radda.
Nura, in a short interview with newsmen at the Katsina headquarters, confessed that the money was found her.

She said in Hausa, “ is true the money was found me and my husband sent me to pick it from Kaduna.”

Meanwhile, five men were also paraded at the police headquarters Friday for alleged sodomy.

The men were among the 11 suspects who allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17 year-old-boy.

Isah said investigations were still in progress the arrests, adding that all the paraded suspects would thereafter be arraigned.