- A Nigerian man in his middle age has been arrested for disguising himself to rob people of their valuables
- The Nigerian man was arrested in Minna
A Nigerian man identified as Ibrahim Shaibu has confessed to the act of dressing as a woman in hijab to rob innocent people of their precious possessions.
The middle-aged man hails from Tudun Nasira in Minna, Niger state. Nemesis caught up with Shaibu when the police arrested him for allegedly stealing mobile phones and other goods from residents.
Shaibu reached a dead end when he reportedly robbed a man identified as Adamu Usman of cash and phone along Okada Road in Gbednaye, Maitumbi.
The suspect reportedly inflicted knife wounds on the victim’s hands while he was trying to rob him. Upon being spoken to, the suspect confessed to the act saying he has been robbing Maitumbi for the past five years.
“Robbing people has become my hobby which I find extremely difficult to stop. At times, I will dress in a normal way as a man before I rob people but now, for fear of being identified easily, I have resorted to putting on a hijab before any operation.”
The middle-aged man said lack of employment fueled his criminal activities as his financial constraint led him into crime. When asked what influenced his choice of dressing to rob, he said people find it hard to suspect women.
“Wearing hijab is the easiest way to rob people because it is difficult in this part of the country to suspect a woman to be an armed robber,” he said.
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