Police Operatives Arrest Three For Stealing A Motorbike In Bauchi

…… As CP vows to deny breathing space for criminal activities

The Police Command in Bauchi State says it has arrested three suspects over the alleged theft of a motorcycle.

This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, on Friday in Bauchi.

He said operatives of the command attached to area command metro Bauchi arrested the three suspects for criminal conspiracy and theft.

“Following information received on the 15th of March 2024 that a motorcycle (Boxer) valued at the sum of four hundred thousand Naira (NN400,000 was stolen near Gidan Ruwa area of Bauchi state. Upon receiving the information, Area Commander Metropolitan swiftly drafted his operative to the scene and initiated an 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) ‘m’ aged 30yrs of Kofar Idi; Mohammed Sanusi ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Kofar Gombe and Masa’ud Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jahun area of Bauchi.

Wakil said on interrogation, the suspects confessed that they used a fabricated metal object, popularly known as “Kati or Chori” to unlock the ignition of the motorcycle. They further stated that the stolen motorcycle was sold for the sum of one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000).

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

“Investigation also revealed that the suspect shared the sum of one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000) proceeds of the crime among themselves. Out of which, thirty-thousand naira (N30,000) was taken by one of the masterminds of the crime who is currently at large, while the sum of seventy thousand naira (N70,000) was shared among the three arrested suspects. They utilized the money to lodge hotel for one night in Bauchi and purchased hard substances (Crack), cigarettes and Codeine syrup for their girlfriends in the hotel.

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

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