The Yobe state Police Command has arrested thieves who specialised in house- breaking and other criminal activities in Damaturu and other local government areas of the state.
According to a press statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in Damaturu, the arrest was in reaction to a series of complaints by the communities on house-breaking, theft and other related crimes.
DSP Abdulkarim said, “On 10th August, 2022, at about 1200hours detectives from ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters having received a distress call from residents of new Bra-Bra Quarters, swung into action and apprehended the following culprits:
Muhammed Kachalla aged 24, Abubakar Musa Kalla aged 21, Musa Alhaji Abbullahi aged 27, all of new Bra-Bra Quarters, Damaturu.
Others are Alhaji Gambo Musa aged 45 of Anguwan Jaji, Potiskum LGA, Gambo Sa’idu aged 30 of Bolawa ‘B’ layin Malam Dalili, Potiskum LGA and Kassim Ibrahim aged 30 of Nayi-Nawa ward, Damaturu.
He said all the suspects have confessed to the crimes and led the police to recover stolen property from different houses and locations “which were sold to scrupulous members of the society who were equally apprehended for subsequent prosecution.”
“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing and the command has put in place all assets to ensure perpetrators of such acts are flushed out from the state.
“The Command also advised the public to be conscious of buying items from suspicious sources,” DSP Abdulkarim said.