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Police Arrests Zamfara Traditional Ruler For Robbery, Rape

The Zamfara State Police Command on Monday arrested the acting district head of Keta Village in the Tsafe local government area of Zamfara, for complicity in armed robbery and rape.

The command’s public relations officer, Lawal Abdullahi, a deputy superintendent of police, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the incident in Gudau.

He said that the acting district head, Mainasara Yandoto, along with three others, attacked the residences of five persons in Keta Village, robbing them of N115,000 and foodstuff worth N100,000.

The police spokesman said that other persons whose name he gave as Zayyanu Amadu, Idi Namarake and Yabo Salisu were helping in police investigations.

He said that during the operation, the suspects held one of their victim, Muhammad Lawali, hostage and gang-raped his wife.

Abdullahi also said that Yandoto had collected N20,000 from the gang as his share, while 113,000 had been recovered.