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Police arrest 3 suspects of motorcycle theft in Bauchi


Police Command in Bauchi State has arrested three suspected motorcycle thieves in Bauchi metropolis.

SP Ahmed Wakil, Spokesperson of the command issued this in a statement made available to newsmen on signed late night Friday.

He said the command, in its unwavering commitment to sustaining intelligence-led policing aimed at pacifying public spaces and denying criminal elements an avenue to thrive in the State,

“Following information received on the 15th March, 2024, that a motorcycle (Boxer) valued at the sum of N 400,000 was stolen near Gidan Ruwa area of Bauchi metropolis.

“Upon receiving the information, the Area Commander, Metropolitan, swiftly drafted his operatives to the scene and initiated investigation into the matter.

“Consequently, on 22/03/2024, the intensive investigation led to the arrest of the following prime suspects: Yusuf Adamu (Dan sarki)aged 30 of Kofar Idi; Mohammed Sanusi, aged 20 of Kofar Gombe and Masa’ud Ibrahim aged 20 of Jahun area of Bauchi.

The Spokesperson said during interrogation,the suspects confessed that they used a fabricated metal object, popularly known as “Kati or Chori” to unlock the ignition of the motorcycle and sold the stolen motorcycle at the sum of N100,000.

“The detective’s unrelenting efforts led to the recovery of the stolen motorcycle, the fabricated metal object, and the sum of N9000 from the suspects.

“Investigation also revealed that the suspect shared the sum of N100,000 proceeds of the crime among themselves, out of which N30,000 was taken by one of the masterminds of the crime who is currently at large, while the sum of N70,000 was shared among the three arrested suspects.

“They utilised the money to lodge in a hotel for one night in Bauchi and purchased hard substances (Crack), cigarettes and Codeine syrup for their girlfriends in the hotel,,” he said

Wakil said further investigation revealed that two of the three arrested suspects are currently on court bail for similar offenses they have been arrested for while another suspect was convicted for breach of trust and cheating, but granted a state pardon in 2022.

“The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

The Spokesperson said the command vowed to deny criminals breathing space for their activities,” he said

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