Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa

Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa

Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested 26 suspected phone snatchers, motorcycle thieves, burglars and drug dealers in various parts of the state.

 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, December 23, 2023, said two motorcycles, 6 computer laptops, vandalized air conditioners, a handset, and illicit drugs, ram, among other items, were recovered from the suspects. 

 

“On 18/12/23 at about 1115hrs, one Tasi’u Ibrahim ‘m’ 25yrs of Dugujabe village Babura LGA reported at Babura Police station that, on 15/12/2023 at about 1745hrs, an unknown person threatened him with a weapon, snatched his handset and the sum of ten thousand naira only (₦10,000.00k) at Babura market and runaway,” the statement read.

 

“On receipt of the report, the patrol team at the market was detailed, where one Yusuf Badamasi ‘m’ 19yrs of Kofar Yamma quarters Babura LGA was arrested and the exhibits were recovered in his possession. 

 

“On 19/12/2023 at about 0400hrs, Policemen attached to Hadejia ‘A’ Division, while on patrol arrested one Mohammad Aliyu ‘m’ age 19yrs of Baga LGA, Borno State in possession of six Computer Laptops strongly suspected to be stolen. The suspect was taken to the Divisional Crime Branch (DCB) for investigation.

 

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to having broken up a shop with one of his accomplices at Kofar Arewa Gagulmari Quarters, Hadejia LGA, and made away with the said items.

 

“Investigation further revealed that the recovered items belonged to one Mohammadu Adamu ‘m’ of Gagulmari quarters, Hadejia LGA, whose shop was broken but did not report the incident to the Police. Later he was invited to the station where he identified the recovered items as his own and finally handed over his laptops on bond,”

 

The PPRO further disclosed that on 19/12/2023 at about 1245hrs, one Yakubu Usman ‘m’ of Gandun Sarki quarters Hadeja LGA reported at Hadejia ‘A’ Divisional headquarters that, he parked his Lifan motorcycle with registration number NSK 349 HQ valued at seven hundred thousand naira only (₦700,000.00k) in front of his house, surprisingly when he came out he discovered that the said motorcycle was missing.

 

On receipt of the report, Policemen attached to Hadejia ‘A’ Division swiftly swung into action where one Abdullahi Muhammad ‘m’ age 27yrs of Walawa quarters Hadejia LGA was intercepted with the said motorcycle. When a search was conducted, a locally made master key was found in his possession.

 

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence.

 

Furthermore, on 19/12/23 at about 0630hrs, information at our disposal revealed that, on the same date at about 0200hrs, an unknown person trespassed into Kazaure Local Government Secretariat and carted away with two air conditions fixed at Dan Doka Conference Hall.

 

On receipt of the report, the Detectives attached to Kazaure Division were detailed. Fortunately, one Najib Binya ‘m’ age 28yrs of Kanti quarters was arrested in connection with the crime.

 

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to having trespassed into the Local Government Secretariat at night and carted away the said air conditions. The suspect further disclosed that he disposed of the stolen air conditions to one Abba ‘C’ now at large. When a search was conducted in his room, the vandalized air condition was recovered.

 

Between 17/12/2023 to 21/12/2023, gallant men from Kiyawa, Bamaina, and Maigatari Divisional Police Headquarters, were raided by criminal hideouts and black spots in their Area of Responsibility (AORs), after intelligent information.

 

During the raids, twenty-two (22) suspects were arrested and the following exhibits were recovered from them;

~ Two hundred and fifty-four (254) Exol tablets,

~ One hundred and twenty-three (123) tabs of Diaxapham,

~ Thirty (30) pieces of D-5 Tablets,

~ Twenty-six (26) wraps of Dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,

~ Twenty-six (26) rubber solution,

~ Six (6) gambling cards,

~ Three (3) bottles of suck and die and

~ Two (2) sachets of tramadol tablets

~ One scissor.

 

Also, one Boxer Motorcycle suspected to be stolen was recovered from them.

 

DSP Adam added that all the suspects arrested will be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of investigation. 

 

 

Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa
Police arrest 26 suspected phone snatchers, burglars, drug dealers and thieves in Jigawa

 

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