January 28, 2023.
The Police command, Bauchi State, has arrested 11 suspects of various crimes in the State within the month of January.
The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Bauchi.
He said the command operatives arrested the suspects of various crimes ranging from vandalising electricity cables, rape and thuggery across the state.
According to him, six suspects were arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl, four suspects were arrested for vandalising electricity cables and one suspect for thuggery.
“Investigation revealed that the rape suspects confessed to having had carnal knowledge of the underaged victim.
“The suspects, on different occasions, enticed the little girl with monetary gifts, ranging from N100 to N200 naira,” he said.
The police Spokesman also said the command arrested four suspects for vandalising electricity transformers in Katagum local government area (LGA).
The command arrested two ex-convicts and two others for vandalizing 11 electricity transformers in Azare LGA, Bauchi state.
The suspects include Adamu Ahmed, 30 years, Usman Mohammed, 28, Sulaiman Muhammed, 35, and Umar Abdullahi, 35, all of Matsango ward of Katagum LGA, Bauchi state.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed their crimes and revealed that they have vandalized various electricity transformers situated at different locations of the state.
“The suspects confessed to have scooped 6 to 8 Jerry cans with 25 liters capacity and sell at the rate of N12,000 to the said Ibrahim Babani, alias Wada, who is said to introduce them to the business,” he said.
SP Wakil also said the command operatives arrested Ahmad Bashir, who criminally conspired and mobilized 10 thugs, armed with dangerous weapons, to attack Abdullahi Musa in Jaja ward, Bauchi metropolis.
He said the suspect was arrested on January 24, 2023, after hiding for some days, adding that the operatives have intensified efforts to arrest his cohorts to face the full wrath of the law.
Wakil said the command’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Aminu Alhassan, has directed the suspects to be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law. (www.naija247news.com).