A fleeing suspected armed robber has died in an accident involving the vehicle that he and other gang members snatched from one Aisha Abdullahi in Katsina State.
The Katsina State Police Command said that the robber and his colleagues had on Wednesday stormed Aisha’s house and took the vehicle after robbing the woman of other valuables.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammadu Wakili told reporters that the corpse of the suspect was later found inside the vehicle where it was involved in a lone accident.
The CP said, “On Wednesday, a patrol team attached to the Sabon Gari Police Division received a distress call that armed robbers had attacked one Hajiya Aisha Abdullahi in her house at Sabuwar Unguwar Quarters, Katsina.
“They robbed her of one Toyota Highlander with number plate , AS 579 KTS.
“The police team swung into action and while moving towards the scene of the robbery, the policemen sighted a vehicle with the said description at an accident scene adjacent to GRA Jumamat mosque.
“The only occupant, suspected to be one of the robbers, died in the accident.”
The CP explained further that investigation revealed the identity of the robber, which led to the arrest of other three suspects who were in police custody.
He identified the suspects as Sanusi Abdullahi, 22; Mansur Abdullahi, 21; and Aliyu Salisu, 22.
He added that Salisu was caught with another stolen vehicle, a Honda CRV with Nasarawa State number plate, BE 788 NSR.