Police arrest 5 persons for various offences in Bauchi


Five people have been detained by the police in Bauchi State for a variety of offences, including armed robbery, burglary, and phone snatching.

This was disclosed in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi by the command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakil.

He claimed that the five individuals were detained for committing various crimes across the state.

In an effort to steal the victim’s Jincheng motorcycle AXE 100 model, Umar Abubakar, 24, entered the victim’s home in Bauchi’s Kandahar Area and was apprehended by our operatives with a hazardous weapon.

“The police also arrested two suspects, all armed with Dane-gun and cutlass, who had stormed their victim’s residence on July 31 at about 2300 hrs and demanded money.

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“The command also arrested two suspects, Usman Musa, 18, aka Kan Daki of Gwallameji and Usama Sulaiman, 18, aka Keya of Birshi Gandu for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, causing grievous hurt and receiving stolen property,” Wakil said.

He said the command recovered exhibits that included Jincheng motorcycle AX 100 model, machetes, Dane guns, axe, knife, cutlasses, stick laptops and different  models of phones, among others.

The Spokesperson said  investigation revealed that the suspects belonged to a notorious  group that specialised in terrorising innocent citizens’ houses within Bauchi metropolis and robbing them of valuables.

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Wakil said the suspects, during investigation, confessed to their  crimes, adding that they were currently cooperating with the detectives in mentioning some of their accomplices.

He said the suspects would  be profiled and charged to court without delay.

Wakil said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Auwal  Muhammad, lauded the efforts of the operatives for their unrelenting commitment and professionalism in discharging their statutory duties to curb all forms of criminality in the state.

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