By Abubakar Abdullahi
Gombe State Police Command has neutralized one armed robbery suspect, recovered AK-47 rifle and paraded 17 others for alleged committing various offences.
ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar Command Public Relations Officer made this known at a press briefing on Thursday.
He said on 6th July, 2023 at about 0145hrs, information was received from a trailer driver along the Gombe Bojude axis that some suspected armed robbers have blocked Gombe to Degeze road and robbed drivers and passengers of their properties.
He said on receipt of the information Police operatives attached to Bojude Division who were on routine patrol rushed to the scene on a rescue mission, on getting to the scene the armed robbers engaged the operatives in a gun duel but were subdued by the fire-power of the Police who succeeded in neutralizing one of the robbers and recovers an AK 47 rifle and a phone as exhibits, the corpse will be deposited at the morgue.
The also said on the 26th June, 2023 at about 1600hrs, a formal complaint received from one saleh Maikanwa ‘m’ of kurjale via jagali south, that in the night of 26th June, 2023 at about 0300hrs the suspects Ibrahim Garba ‘m’ aged 50 yrs of Kurjale via jagali south, Yamaltu Deba LGA, criminally conspired among themselves and entered into the house of one malam Abdullahi Mohammed ‘m’ of kurjale, attacked and inflicted machetes’ cut on his three children.
“On receipt of the complaint, team of Policemen from Deba Division rushed to the scene and evacuated victims to General Hospital Deba for medical attention, later one of the victims by name Sabiu Abdullahi ‘m’ was confirmed dead by a medical Doctor.”
“Credible intelligence led to the arrest of one suspect by name Ibrahim Garba ‘m’ who led the gang to commit the crime.
He further said the suspect confessed to the crime and case will soon be charge to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
The Gombe Command PPRO similarly said on 29th June, 2023 at about 2000hrs distress call received from the residents of Barunde qtrs, that
Okasha Gwall ‘m’ of Barunde quarters, Gombe allegedly involved in a fight at Sadiku Shehu filling station Barunde with one man whose identity is not yet known is at large.
He stated that in the process one Ibrahim Abubakar aged 23yrs ‘m’ of the same address went to separate them, where the suspect stabbed him with a knife on his stomach.
He further states that the victim sustained deep injury which as a result his intestine was out.
” On reciept of the information, teams of Policemen rushed the victim to Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe for treatment. He was admitted and is responding to treatment.
He noted that the Suspect was arrested and when interrogated he confessed to have commited the offence and will soon be charge to court for prosecution.
ASP Mahid revealed that On 3rd July, 2023 at about 0430hrs, a formal complaint received from one Kawu Leka ‘m’ of Ardo Salatu village Kwadon, that on 2nd July, 2023, at about 2330hrs a party was organized by the youth of Umaru Bodeyo village via Kwadon LGA, in the process, a fight broke out between the above mentioned suspects of Salatu village and Bodeyo village. As a result, one Sani Waziri aged 22yrs sustained serious injury on his head.
“On reciept of the complaint, team of policemen rushed to the scene. Victim was rushed to specialist hospital Gombe for medical attention.
“Three suspects namely: 1. Mohammed Sani Umaru 2. Ibrahim Ahmadu 3. Shitu Adamu were arrested while four of the suspects are now at large.
He also maintained that effort is being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.
According to him. case will soon be charge to court for prosecution.
He pointed out that on 2nd July, 2023 at about 0700hrs a formal complaint received from one Bala Hamza Bulama ‘m’ of Hinna qtrs that he received an information that on 1st July, 2023 at about 0400hrs Jauro Haruna Adamu criminally conspired among themselves and beat one Murtala Ahmed ‘m’ aged 35yrs of the same address to a coma, subsequently, they took him to Kalo village and dumped him there.
“On receipt of the complaint Police detectives from D/kowa Division took the victim to Cottage Hospital Dadin-kowa where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“During the course of investigation one Jauro Haruna Adamu was arrested while effort is on top gear to arrest the fleeing supects.
“The said Jauro Haruna Adamu has confessed to the crime and the case will soon be charge to court upon the completion of investigation.”