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Culpable Homicide: Police Arrest Sara-suka Syndicate, Phone Snatchers in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command says its operatives attached to  Command Rapid Response Team(RRS) have arrested a syndicate of sara-suka and phone snatchers who allegedly sometimes last year killed one Abbas Jibrin (Timo) aged 23yrs of Nasarawa Jahun ward at Wakilin Birni Rice Mill Bauchi.

SP Mohammed Wakili, Police Public Relations Officer Bauchi State Command made the disclosure in a press statement on Thursday.

He said on 9th April, 2023 at about 0100hrs the operatives led by the Commander to sustain the visibility policing raided respective criminals’ hideout and arrested the syndicate.

He further said the suspects were arrested during the raids include Mustapha Abdulmumini m aged 20yrs alias Orezi, Kabiru Haruna m aged 23yrs alias Park, Sulaiman Al-Mustapha m aged 18yrs alias Illa,
Umar Ibrahim m aged 19yrs alias Churi,
Ibrahim Ahmad m aged 19yrs alias Dan Hajiya,
Sunusi Abdulhamid m aged 18yrs alias Dan Shiah,
Idris Malam m aged 19yrs alias Baffa,
Ibrahim Mohammed m aged 23yrs alias Keke  all of Nasarawa Jahun Bauchi metropolitan.
Sani Muktar alias Gado m aged 21yrs of Abujan Kwata.”

“The confederate of the Mustapha Abdulmumini alias Orezi and Kabiru Haruna alias Park, Sulaiman Al-Mustapha alias Illa and Umar Ibrahim alias Churi who are the prime suspects that cut off the limp of an innocent citizen earlier last year, the organized operation was successful and yielded positive results.” He also said.

The PPRO noted that discreet investigation by the Command uncovered that on 21st August,2022 at about 1100hrs, the deceased Abbas Jibrin was called upon by his friends Abdul alias “Cannvaro, Auwal Bakware, Ahmadi and a host of others who are presently at large carted away with him on their motorcycle and thereafter he was rescued by the Police, where he was seriously injured with cutlasses, rushed to the ATBUTH Hospital, Bauchi and later certified death by the medical doctor.

He maintained that the Commissioner of Police ordered for postmortem examination for the deceased who was later released to his relatives.

He further assured the family and the public that no stone will be left unturned and Justice would be served unfailingly.

SP Wakili similarly said in another development, On 8th April, 2023 at about 2230hrs, the Command Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led by the Commander swiftly acted on credible intelligence and raided a suspected criminal-infested hideout and Sara-Suka hoodlums situated at Bayan Gari and Rafin Makaranta which led to the arrest of different notorious offenders which include Sara-Suka and Phone Snatchers who have been terrorizing Bauchi metropolis and beyond.

“The suspects arrested during the raids include:
Abdulhamid Hassan m aged 20yrs alias Shaho,
Usman Muhammad m aged 19yrs alias Dan us
Abba Yau m aged 22yrs alias Libidan, Sunusi Abubakar m aged 16yrs alias Mangyada,
Abdulsalam Yunusa m aged 19yrs alias Ibbi and
Musa Gambo m aged 16yrs alias Tugga,”

He revealed that all the suspects have confessed to the crime, noting that investigation is ongoing, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.

He also stressed that in continuation to execute mandates to give sleepless night to the criminals and raids their infested hideout, On 9th April, 2023 and 10th April, 2023 at about 1530hrs, Police operatives based at the Alkaleri Forest in collaboration with Quasi-Security outfits while on surveillance patrol around Dutsen Gobirawa, Dajin Madam Forest, Borkoto hills and Yankari Game reserve forest dislodged a suspected kidnappers’ hideout and successfully recovered an assorted weapon as exhibits therein, which includes; One Locally made AK-47 rifle, Two single-barrel gun.

He added that efforts have been intensified to trace down the fleeing hoodlums.

The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Aminu Alhassan has expressed confidence in the officers and men of the Command and has assured the good citizens of Bauchi state and its environs of the Command’s renewed efforts to ensure the full protection of lives and property throughout the state.

He, therefore re-iterates that there will be no hiding place for the perpetrators of the crime as the Command is ever ready to execute its mandate.

“The Command is making a clarion call on the good people of Bauchi State including all the créme la créme personalities; various associations/unions and all residents of the State to cooperate and make the forthcoming Eid-El-Fitir celebration Peaceful and hitch-free.”

He added that the Command is fully prepared and battle ready to deal decisively with all manners of trouble and miscreants who are planning to mar peaceful the Sallah celebrations and more.



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