I Drugged My Victim, Stole His N6m – Suspect Confesses
Police in Niger State have arrested two suspected robbers for stealing the sum of N6m from a businessman in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
A tip-off led to the arrest of the suspects by police operatives attached to the Area Command, Minna.
They are identified as Abdullahi Maikudi, 27, of Katsina State; and Rabiu Abdullahi, 23, of Kano State.
It was gathered that Maikudi lodged in a hotel in Tegina, where he met the businessman on September 25, 2020, ThePunch reports.
He was said to have established friendship with the victim, saying they were from the same state.
According to reports, Maikudi offered the victim a cup of tea laden with tramadol, which made the buisnessman to sleep within 10 minutes of taking the drink. He then made away with his bag containing N6m.
Checks revealed that the suspect fled with the money to Kano State, where he met his accomplice, Abdullahi.
Police operatives traced them to Kano State and foiled their plans to leave the country with the stolen money.
Maikudi told newsmen that he has been defrauding unsuspecting victims for over four years by drugging them before dispossessing them of their valuables.
All my victims since I started this business, I drug them with tramadol tablets or syrup so that they will fall asleep in 10 minutes and by then, I would have finished my operation. I usually put it in their tea or food.
The state Police Public Relations, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident on Thursday, adding that the police recovered from them N3.8m and 410 Cefas.
Abiodun said investigation was in progress, adding that the suspects would soon be arraigned in court.