Police Foils Robbery, Culpable Homicide In Bauchi

The State Intelligence Department (SID) attached to Bauchi State Police Command has arrested Mustapha Tahiti, 35 years old, a medical recorder with the Maternity Clinic Kofar Ran, Bauchi town.

In a press release signed by Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the suspect was arrested on March 6, 2024, following credible intelligence available at the disposal of the department. Acted promptly, the operative picked up the suspect while actively planning to kill his cousin’s brother and his wife.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged crime and stated that he filled a syringe with an insecticide chemical he bought that would be forcefully administered to the victims. He also said he would cart away their valuables when he killed both his brother and his wife. The syringe filled with insecticide chemicals has been recovered as an exhibit.

Further discreet investigation uncovered that the suspect had grudges with the victim for marrying his late elder brother’s wife, whom he loved dearly and wanted to marry. Unfortunately, the widow does not want to marry him. The suspect, in his further confession, said he warned the victim several times not to marry the widow but ignored it.

While commending the effort of the intelligence operatives and their swift proactive action, the Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Mohammed, has directed that the suspect be charged in court upon completion of the discreet investigation. He assured the good people of Bauchi State of his commitment and efforts towards curtailing crime and criminality through a distinct array of measures, including the deployment of more intelligence tentacles in the state.