Police arrest producer of bulletproof charms for bandits
The Police Command in Katsina State have arrested a 53-year-old man who specialises in producing bulletproof charms for bandits and other criminals.
Police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen in Katsina on Tuesday that the suspect resides at Maiduguri Road in Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the suspect was arrested on Nov. 26 following a tipoff.
Isah added that the suspect produced and sold the bulletproof charms to bandits and other criminals in Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states for N60,000 per piece.
According to the police spokesman, the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation.
He said the police recovered four bulletproof charms enveloped in jackets and a talisman from the suspect.
Isah further said that the suspect confessed to regularly offering prayers for bandits not to get arrested or harmed by security agents during their operations.
He added that the suspect would be arraigned at the completion of investigation.