From:Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police command has disclosed that it arrested 19 suspected armed robbers and many other suspects linked to different crimes including kidnappings and unlawful possession of fire arms.
The State Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) of the state command, Mr. Sylvester Abiodun Alabi disclosed this weekend while briefing newsmen on the operations carried out by the Police in the state from the month August 2021 to date.
He explained that six of the suspected armed robbers were nabbed on August 2nd in Kandahar area of the Bauchi metropolis adding that the suspects attacked two houses at Alkaleri local government area with cutlasses and robbed the occupants of the sum of N2 million and four handsets.
The commissioner noted that other suspects include; Yahaya Ibrahim of Fadaman mada quarters of Bauchi metropolis alongside his accomplices Aminu Ibrahim and Umar Ibrahim who allegedly robbed some residents of two laptop computers, motorcycle and three android phones.
Alabi added that within the period under review, police arrested one Munkaila Abdullahi who allegedly hit a commercial motorcyclist on the head with a stone and carted away with his vehicle.
Aside the armed robbers, the police commissioner said they apprehended suspected kidnappers namely; Ibrahim Adamu, Musa Musa, Buhari Mahanga and Isah Magama for allegedly raiding the house of one Alhaji Abdullahi Abdullahi of Toro local government, shot him kidnapped his two wives and collected the sum of N1, 200, 000 million as ransom.
The commissioner of police assured that all the suspected criminals arrested would be charged to court after investigation.
The State Police Command’s boss further revealed that his men nabbed a fleeing serial kidnapper who fled from Plateau to hide out in the state, saying the Command arrested other suspected criminals in parts of the state.
According to the COMPOL, the suspected serial kidnapper, one Sanusi Lauwali, alias No Delay of Gudale village Ningi Local Government Area of the state was arrested based on intelligence.
He said that the suspect confessed to have fled from Tunga village in Plateau State, where he was at a mining site for two years before moving to Gudale village.
“On preliminary investigation, Sunusi Lauwali confessed to having relocated from Tunga village in Plateau State to Gudale village in Ningi LGA. The suspect revealed that he has been at a mining site of Tunga village for 2yrs where he belonged to a group of criminals who specialised in armed robbery and kidnapping,” Alabi informed.
He named Lauwali’s gang members as one Ali and one Bammi
Welcome (real name not yet known).
“The suspect Sunusi Lauwali confessed his involvement in some kidnapping and armed robbery activities around Dabbar Tsintsiya and Tunga villages in Plateau State and confirmed to have benefitted the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250, 000) as his share from the proceed of crime they collected from their kidnapped victim at Dabar Tsintsiya village.”
The police chief said an investigation was being expanded to nail the fleeing accomplices.
The commissioner of Police then assured that all the suspected criminals arrested would be charged to court after investigations.