The Bauchi State Police Command has paraded 32 suspected criminals for committing various criminal offences ranging from kidnapping, homicide and armed robbery.
While parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters on Thursday in Bauchi, the Police Commissioner, Philip Maku, disclosed that on 09/04/2020, one Dr. Sulaiman Auwal of Ibrahim Bako, behind AYM Shafa Filling Station Bauchi, reported that he received a phone call from an unknown person stating that they had kidnapped his son, one Abubakar Sadiq Suleiman (19yrs) and demanded the sum of N10, 000,000 as ransom.
The Police Commissioner explained that upon receiving the report, detectives from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit swung into action and arrested the following suspects: Muhammed Jibrin, AKA Al-Amin 19 years of Ibrahim Bako behind AYM Shafa Filling Station, Bauchi who confessed that on the 04/04/2020, he and one Abdulrahman Sulaiman, 29 years, criminally conspired, killed and buried the victim, Abubakar Sadiq Suleiman in their compound.
He added that they used part of the ransom paid through his account to buy Mercedes E320 4matic at the cost of one million six hundred and fifty thousand naira (N1, 650,000), and iPhones at the cost of N156, 000.
Similarly, in a separate operation, the police team arrested the following suspects in connection with the case of kidnapping and culpable homicide; Mohammed Sani Abdullahi, Tashan Randa, Gumau, Toro L.G.A, one Sale Gamji of Bauda village and one Ya’u Alhaji Baba of Jola village respectively.
Mohammed Sani Abdullahi was arrested in connection with the kidnapping of one Hajiya Ramatu, a sister to Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau. Sale Ganji and Ya’u Alhaji Baba were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and killing of one Baduguje.
Under Criminal Conspiracy and Culpable Homicide, On 04/05/2020 at about 1539hrs, one Bashir Muktar, 23 years, of Dutsen Tanshi and five others at large attached to Unity Security Hunters and Patrol Nigeria Limited, Bauchi, criminally conspired among themselves, arrested and took one Abubakar Lawal of Kofar Dumi area, Bauchi to their office and beat him until he became unconscious, as a result, he sustained various degree of injuries on his body which subsequently led to his death.
He said that the suspects confessed to the crime while exhibits recovered from them include: One stick and One rubber knife.
For the Case of Armed Robbery, the Commissioner of Police said that in furtherance to the arrest of armed robbery suspects terrorising Kano-Maiduguri highway, near Bam village, Dambam, LGA, on the 27/04/2020 at about 0100hrs, operatives attached to the Command Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) gave a hot chase on members of a robbery gang and arrested one Alhaji Ali Tadido.
He also said that Upon investigation, the suspect confessed to have been involved in the armed robbery incident that happened on the 18th February, 2020 at Bam Village, along Kano-Maiduguri Federal Highway, Dambam L.G.A, Bauchi State.
Recall that four suspects were earlier apprehended and charged to court while the suspect, Alhaji Ali Tadido was then at large. Exhibits recovered from the suspect include: a locally-made gun, one dagger, a bunch of charms, one Tecno handset, one harm chain stick and One Itel phone battery.
For Criminal Conspiracy and Armed Robbery, the Police Boss disclosed that on the 18th/05/2020, operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad while on routine patrol intercepted and arrested the following: Ahmed Shuaibu AKA Abizuga, 22 years, of Dumin kauye, and Ahmed Abdullahi, AKA Baban Gwaji, 20years, of Bakaro Bauchi in possession of cutlasses.
Following an investigation, the suspects confessed to be responsible for series of armed robbery incidences and snatching of motorcycles in Bauchi metropolis and further mentioned one Umar Mohammed 23 years, of Isah Yuguda Guest House who also confessed to being the receiver of all stolen items.
“Exhibit recovered from the suspects are two cutlasses while on a similar operation, on 18th May, 2020 at about 0500hrs, operatives from Area command Bauchi metro, in collaboration with other security outfit arrested the following suspects in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery: Sirajo Yusuf aka Baushe, 20 years of Karofi ward, Bauchi, Yakubu Husseini aka. Lava 20 years of Gubi village, Bauchi, Usman Ahmad aka. Arrow 20 years of Anguwan Bauchi, Abdulmajid Isa aka. Danmaster 18 years of Zango Bauchi, Ibrahim Mohammed aka. Ibro 18 years of Gubi Gari, Magaji Qtrs. Bauchi and Usman Ibrahim ‘m’ of Yakubu wanka, Bauchi.
“Exhibits recovered from them include: 15 sets of wrappers, one machete, one sharp knife, a cash sum of N82,320. Also on criminal conspiracy and owning prohibited firearm/ammunition, On 20/04/2020 base on intelligence, one Musa of Horo village, Toro L.G.A, Bauchi State was arrested in possession of some prohibited firearms/ammunition by the joint operation of the Anti Kidnapping Unit and other vigilante groups.
“The team recovered one fabricated revolver gun from the suspect while the suspect confessed and mentioned other members of the gang who were later arrested to include: one Mohammed Lawal Shuaibu, Zubairu Abu both of Lame district Toro L.G.A, Sani Musa and Muazu Mohammed,”.
The Police Commissioner said that the exhibits recovered from them include, one single revolver Gun, one pistol with number 7050443, Two live ammunition, two fabricated single barrel, three fabricated dane guns, three fabricated single barrels and two dane guns.
He then enjoined members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspected person or group of persons to the police without delay to enable the police take action proactively and assured that all the suspects would be charged to court after investigation is concluded.