The Gombe State Police Command has arrested a tricycle operator Sani Abdullahi, for stealing passengers’ goods.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, February 12, 2023, said the suspect specializes in zooming off with passengers’ goods after they alight from his tricycle.
?On the 7th February, 2023 at about 5pm the Operation Hattara which is an operational outfit under the police force Gombe State command have intercepted a suspect named Sani Abdullahi of 28years , a resident of Anguwa 3 quarters who is a tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Napep,? the statement read.
“On the said Date Insp. Hamza Muhammad attached to 34 PMF Gombe boarded a tricycle with his wife from the Gombe main market to Yalan- guruza quarters gombe alongside the goods purchased from the market valued fifty thousand naira #50,000.
“The husband dropped along Bank road leaving his wife to complete the journey to their resident, on arrival, the wife alighted with her child and before she remove the food items, the suspect zoomed off with the items to an unknown destination.
“Unfortunately for the suspect the husband took a grap of his means of identification before he dropped and reported the case to the Police (Operation Hattara).
“Similarly on the 09/02/2023 the suspect repeated same act on one of his customer who boarded the tricycle with 3 bags of charcoal leaving her helpless at Nayinawa quarters which lead to his arrest by the tricycle riders association of Gombe, and immediately handed over to Operation Hattara who gave out his details to the association in connection to the first case.
?The receiver of the stolen items who bought the items for #4000 naira was also arrested for an offence of receiving stolen property. The suspects have confessed to have committed the offence, exhibit were recovered and case will be charge to court for prosecution.?