The Katsina State Command has on Thursday arrested three women for allegedly selling fuel to bandits in a forest in the state.
The police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isah, at a press conference in Kaduna, paraded the suspects, identified as Dija Umar, 50; Ummah Bello, 45; and Nusaiba Muhammad, 16, all of Malali Quarters, in Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina.
NEWSNAIJA learned the suspects were arrested along the Katsina-Jibia road.
The PPRO said “The fact of the case is, the syndicate was arrested by a team of policemen on patrol along Katsina Jibia road, concealing PMS in their travelling bags neatly, reasonably suspected to be supplies to the bandits hibernating in the fringes of Jibia forest.
The police spokesperson said “In the course of investigation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the offence, contrary to the executive order and other extant laws of the federation. Investigation is ongoing,”