Police arrest notorious female gunrunner with N2.4m in Katsina
A suspected gunrunner identified as Aisha Nura has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command in Batsari Local Govt Area of the state and the sum of N2.4m found in her possession was recovered.
This was contained in a statement released on Friday, July 30 by the spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah.
The PPRO said the 27-year-old suspect is the wife of one notorious bandit known as Nura Alhaji Murnal.
“On 25th July, 2021 at about 0900hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Aisha Nura, `F`, aged 27yrs of Baranda village, a Fulani settlement at Batsari LGA of Katsina state,” the PPRO stated.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when she was arrested in a suspicious manner, concealing her presence and trying to board an Okada motorcycle from Batsari town heading towards Nahuta village. Immediately she was searched, money, the sum of two million four hundred and five thousand naira (N2,405,000:00K) was found in her possession, reasonably suspected to be proceeds of arms supplies to bandits in Kaduna state.
“In the course of investigation suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and admitted that she was sent by husband one Nura Alh. Murnai a notorious bandit, belong to the camp of bandits’ leader one Abu Radda to collect the money on his behalf from his counterparts in Kaduna forest. Investigation is ongoing.” he added.