Crime WatchNigerian News

I was paid N50k to deliver bags of ammunition to bandits – Female suspect

A woman identified as Aisha Abubakar, has confessed that she ‘unknowingly’ helped to deliver ammunitions to bandits operating in Katsina State.

The 25-year-old woman was arrested by men of the Kaduna State Police Command along the Zaria-Kaduna highway on her way to Katsina State on 23 June 2024.

She disclosed that she receives the sum of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) per trip to transport a bag of fertilizer but denied knowing the contents, noting that she never opened it.

I was paid N50k to deliver bags of ammunition to bandits - Female suspect

Speaking with journalists while being paraded alongside other suspected criminals at the Police Command headquarters on Thursday, Aisha disclosed that she had successfully delivered the bag on two occasions before she was apprehended.

Her words; “I was arrested by the police with ammunition. It was Wawo that first brought a bag of fertilizer to give to a commercial driver to take it to Katsina. The second trip I went there myself and delivered the item but I was arrested on my third trip to Dan Musa. I was paid N50,000 per trip.”

State commissioner of police, Ali Audu Dabigi said the suspect was arrested with 550 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, which she had collected from a man from Loko, Nassarawa State, simply known as Muhammad.

He said Aisha also mentioned two other suspects who had given her the items, and they had already been arrested by police operatives in Abuja.