Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command. The suspects claimed they decided to go into robbery because the country is in recession and that people in the government also steal.
The suspects identified as Shehu Bida and Bello Mallam, were arrested in Talba Estate, Bida town in the Bida Local Government Area of the state. And according to them the “government did not provide any job for people.”
The suspects Buda, 20, and Mallam, 18, were trailed and apprehended by the police after robbing one Mohammed Mohammed of the sum of N7,400 and two handsets valued at N9,000.
The suspects confessed that they inflicted injuries on Mohammed before dispossessing him of his N7,400 and the two mobile phones.
Northern City News the hoodlums used planks to injure Mohammed on the head, for preventing them from raping his daughter. And when he was at the same time not willing to yield his phones and cash, they inflicted further injuries on him with their machete.
Buda told our correspondent that he committed the crime due to the economic recession in the country. And that he did not have any other option than to steal as there are no jobs for him to do.
“Many people are stealing in the country, including top government officials. People are dying of hunger and there is no job. What else do you expect me to do other than stealing? If am discharged by the police, I will still go back to rob people. The country is in a bad situation, and I don’t have anybody to go to” the suspect said unrepentantly.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, Tuesday, that the operatives recovered from the suspects the machete.
The police said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.