The Gombe State Police Command has apprehended 19 persons and a soldier for alleged armed robbery operations and several offenses. Gombe Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mukaddas said the 19 people involved were apprehended for various cases of theft, armed robbery, conspiracy, receiving stolen properties and culpable homicide. He also stated that the soldier involved was arrested on Wednesday along Tabra Village, Gombe. The soldier reportedly confessed his crimes and will be charged to court soon.
In his words:
“ The suspect boarded a commercial motorcycle Bajaj Boxer, asked the motorcyclist Abubakar Garba that he wanted to make a phone call. At the point, he pointed an AK47 Rifle with breech No. 16470 with 24 round of live ammunition and snatched away the motorcycle. The victim raised alarm and was chased by the patrol team who received a distress call and subsequently arrested him”. Meanwhile, Mukaddas added that the other 19 suspects apprehended will be charged to court soon.