State Police Command have arrested 32 suspects in connection with hard drugs,
kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and culpable homicide, among other crimes.
was revealed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed
Mohammed Wakili, at a press briefing at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi.
to the police spokesman, two crack cocaine dealers were arrested by operatives
of State Intelligence Bureau, Bauchi on the 3rd August, 2020 at about 8:30 pm.
informed that nine grams of crack cocaine was recovered from the suspected hard
drug dealers, Chigozie One (32) and Faruk Yakubu (25), both residents of
Bauchi, adding that investigation is in progress.
further disclosed that four suspects were arrested by the Command Intelligence
Bureau for kidnapping a six-year-old boy, one Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed.
suspected teenage kidnappers, Usman Muhammed (18); Faisal Musa (19);
Abdulgaffar Adamu (19) and Ahmad Usman Gamawa (16), according to the PPRO
demanded a ransom of N1million and confessed to the crime.
the 10/08/2020 at about 1300hrs a case of kidnapping was reported to the
Command Intelligence Bureau by one Alhaji Muhammed Dan’azumi ‘m’ of Jaja
quarters Bauchi metro, that on 9/08/2020 at about 1630hrs unknown person(s)
kidnapped his son one Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed ‘m’ aged 6yrs of the same address
to unknown destination and further demand one million naira (1,000,000.00) as
receiving the complaint on the 11/08/2020 at about 1100hrs operatives attached
to the Bureau swung in to action and rescued the victim unhurt,” the police
to Wakili, a banker, Mustapha Ya’u, a staff member of First Bank, Azare branch,
was arrested with four other suspects for criminal conspiracy, misappropriation
and breach of trust.
11/07/2020 at about 2045hrs one Abdulganiyu Tanimu ‘m’ of Gadau town came to
Gadau Police station and reported that on the same date at about 1955hrs one
Aliyu Garba ‘m’ aged 22yrs of Azare town, Katagum L.G.A, came to his POS shop
and withdrew the sum of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) through account no.
2000325930 belonging to one Ezeuwean Paul by cashless transfer using mobile no.
08130837887 he became suspicious of him and refused to give him the money.
“On receipt of the report team of policemen
was mobilized and arrested the suspect. When interrogation he confessed to have
conspired with the following persons namely; Salisu Umar ‘m’ aged 23yrs; Abbati
Mohammed ‘m’ aged 24yrs; Bilyaminu Usman ‘m’ aged 25yrs and Abubakar alkali ‘m’
aged 27yrs all of the same address.
preliminary investigation the account number is emanated from one Mustapha Ya’u
staff of First Bank Azare branch he conspired with the above names and withdrew
the money without the knowledge of the owner of the account. The sum of one
hundred and sixty-six thousand naira (N166,000) was recovered from them,”
added that all the suspects have been arrested.
revealed that three suspects were arrested by detectives attached to the
anti-kidnapping unit of the command for parading themselves as police officers.
impersonators, Sulaiman Idris (30); Auwal Shehu (35); Mohammed Ghali Hassan
(35) and Mohammed Yunusa, now at large, according to the police spokesman, came
from Kano State to Bauchi to extort and or defraud one Alhaji Ya’u Shehu B.
recovered from them included one P cap decorated with police logo; one facemask
decorated with police logo; one handcuff; one Red coloured Ford motor vehicle
with reg. AAA 759 CY, Lagos State; one Dangote group identity card bearing
Ahmad Nura and two police warrant cards.
the PPRO called on the people of the state to continue to exercise their civil
responsibility by pointing and giving vital information that may help the
police in their operations and to rid the state of all forms of crime and