Nigeria: Gombe Police Dismantles Notorious Gangs
Gomber, September 21, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria Police, Gombe State Command has arrested some wanted gangs who have been terrorising the state.
One of the busted gangs, who specialises in abduction and raping according to the the command boss, Commissioner of Police, Sina Tairu Olukolu was arrested after police received a complaint that three girls have been abducted.
It was stated further that, one Abdullaziz Jimoh of Bolari quarters, Gombe reported that one Abubakar Mohammed and others at large conspired and abducted his daughter and her friend who are aged16yrs and 17yrs years respectively from Bomala quarters, Gombe, and took them to a forest along Kumo Road and sexually assaulted them.
Police detectives according to the police spokesperson, DSP Obed Mary Malum swung into action and at the end, the principal suspect, Abubakar Mohammed, aged 19years of Malam Kuri quarters, Gombe, Abdullahi Bello, aged 17yrs of Bagadaza quarters, Gombe and Yusuf Munkaila Daiyyabu, aged 19yrs of Malam Kuri quarters , Gombe, we’re arrested for criminal conspiracy, abduction and rape.
Also, one Umar Abubakar, aged 22yrs of Herwagana quarters, Gombe, Suleiman Mohammed, aged 18yrs of Madaki quarters Gombe, Abdulkadir Alkasim, aged 18yrs of Bamusa quarters, Gombe and Obida Ibrahim, aged 22yrs of Madaki quarters, Gombe were arrested in a case of criminal conspiracy, being in possession of dangerous weapons, house breaking and theft.
They were arrested by the police patrol team from Low-cost Division, Gombe in synergy with vigilantes and hunters while arming themselves cutlasses and other dangerous weapon.
Similarly, some political thugs a.k.a Kalare boys namely; Adamu Abubakar, 20yrs, Suleiman Mohammed, aged 20yrs, Yahaya Ibrahim, aged 19yrs and Abdullahi Idu, aged 20 yrs, all of Kumo town, Akko, LGA, Gombe state, criminally in concert with others at large, after a political rally conspired and attacked innocent passersby with cutlasses and sticks at Tashan Magarya, Kumo town, due to an internal disagreement as a result of sharing formula over monetary gifts given to them by their political patron.
In the process of effecting their arrest, a police officer was injured by one of the hoodlums
According to DSP Malum, all the suspects arrested have confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court to face the wrath of the law. Exhibits recovered after conducting a search includes, 1 One cutlass and One axe.
The police spokesperson also said through credible information by a public spirited member to the Police in Pantami Division arrested a notorious Kalari Kingpin, one Adamu Musa Alias Dan makaranta, age 19yrs and one Awalu Umar ‘m’ Alias Awalinka, aged 21 yrs at Tashan Bus Pantami quarters, Gombe, over a case of being in possession of dangerous weapon
Preliminary investigation, according to her, revealed that one of the suspects, Awal has been on the wanted list of the command over the wounding of an innocent victim’s on the arm some weeks earlier.
The state command also, during an extensive raid carried out by the division, one Musa Mohammed ‘m’ aged 22yrs, Abba Mohammed ‘m’ aged 20yrs and one Khalid Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 26yrs all of Jekadafari quarters, Gombe, were arrested in a case of Criminal Conspiracy, House Trespass, Theft and Receiving Stolen Properties on 20/9/2018 at about 0230hrs, these suspects conspired and entered a house belonging to one Mu’azu Nuhu ‘m’ aged 41yrs of Jeka dafari quarters, Gombe and stole his Gionee handset valued twenty seven thousand naira(#27,000) and Tecno3 phone and sim cards valued five thousand naira(#5000) while being armed. Exhibits recovered from them includes the following; two sharp cutlasses and one Gionee handset.
In the same action, the command through the Divisional Police officer Pantami, arrested a notorious re-known Kalari Kingpins, one Shuaibu Saleh alias “Dan Alkali” ‘m’ aged 18yrs of plateau junction, Gombe and Mohammed Sani alias “Baki” ‘m’ aged 18yrs of water board area, Gombe, who were on the command’s wanted list over cases of Criminal Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Causing Hurts and Criminal misappropriation.
The State Police Command, CP Shina Tairu Olukolu psc (+) in a telephone interview with AltAfrica.com re-emphasized the will, determination and commitment of all the officers and men of the command to continue to be proactive in combating, preventing and detecting crimes and criminalities in all parts of the state in line with the constitutional responsibilities of the Nigeria Police Force.
The commissioner appealed to all the people of Gombe State to continue to partner, collaborate, co-operate and assist the police with verifiable intelligence in addition to genuine and useful information in the collective bid to serve the community better.
CP Olukolu also appealed to politicians in the State to play the game according to the rules while assisting the Police to combat and route the menace of Kalare boys by refusing to patronize the common criminals during the political activities.
“To the political tugs it’s time to repent or the long arms of the law will eventually catch-up with them”, he said.