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Police nab seven suspects for alleged robbery, other crimes in Bauchi

Police nab seven suspects for alleged robbery, other crimes in Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Police Command in Bauchi State has arrested seven suspects for alleged robbery, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Misau local government area and Bauchi metropolis.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Bauchi.

He said out of the seven suspects, four were arrested in different locations of the Misau local government area for robbery while three were arrested for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in the Bauchi metropolis.

“The command revealed on 12 February 2024 some unknown men armed with dangerous weapons invaded and attacked people’s residents at Jakabinne area Misau LGA,

“Upon receipt of the information, a team of detectives led by the DPO Misau Divisional Police Headquarters swiftly swung into action and rushed to the scene, on arrival.

“The operatives came under fire from the armed robbers but were repelled with superior fire powers by the operatives.

“As a result of the gun duel, the ring leader was injured from gunshots, while others scampered through the nearby bushes with possible gunshots. While five suspects were arrested,” He said.

Wakil explained that the ringleader was arrested and confessed that there were about thirteen that converged and entered Misau for armed robbery, Abdulahi later died at a hospital.

The spokesman added that the three alleged suspects of homicide were arrested in connection to the two corpses discovered by the police.

“The three suspects were seen roaming around the area, they were arrested and failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the area.

“The suspects are students while one of them claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos.

“Investigation suspected them to be members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the two deceased,” Wakil said.

He said the command also recovered exhibits that include one locally-made pistol, Five handsets and N24,665 naira from them.

The Spokesman called on the good people of the state to maintain vigilant in their neighbourhood and report any detected suspicious movement to the police for prompt action.

“The Police is committed to protecting the lives and property of the people through various strategic policing methods.

“Hence the need for all stakeholders to join hands with the police to end all forms of insecurity and crimes for a crime-free society,” Wakil said.

Police nab seven suspects for alleged robbery, other crimes in Bauchi

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