Kafayatu Mohammad Tricked the Okada man into chewing a chocolate bar, which made the victim become unconscious. The police said the suspect, who resides at Hayin Danmani Quarters, Kaduna state, was a member of a syndicate that specialised in trickery.
The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, told journalists in Katsina on Wednesday that kafayatu was arrested on Wednesday and was undergoing interrogation.
He said, “On April 8, at about 10:00hrs, based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting a female member of a notorious syndicate of motorcycle thieves that specialised in deceiving unsuspecting motorcycle riders by offering them poisoned chocolates.
Nemesis caught up with one Kafayatu Mohammad, ‘aged 17 years of Hayin Danmani Quarters, Kaduna State when she chattered a commercial motorcycle, ridden by one Godwina Bala, aged 27 years, of Yarhaka village, Batagarawa LGA of Katsina State from Kofar Kaura to Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina township.”
According to Isah, Kafayatu offered a chocolate bar to the motorcyclist, who on taking it fell off the motorcycle and became unconscious.
“With the good efforts of nearby Good Samaritans who witnessed the incident, the said suspect, kafayatu Mohammad , was arrested while her cohorts, one Abubakar and Chairman took to their heels and escaped.
The suspect confessed to have used the same modus operandi in Kaduna and Kano and robbed innocent cyclists of their motorcycles. Effort is in top gear to arrest other members of the syndicate,” the police spokesman said.