Bauchi Police arrest drug suspect
By Rita Michael, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious drug
Abubakar Yakubu of Savannah quarters, Bauchi.
The command also arrested two specialised car snatchers along Bauchi-Maiduguri road in Bauchi.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said that
suspects were Abdullahi Musa (male) aged 25 of Railway Road Bauchi; and Aminu
Adamu (male) aged 27 of Federal Low Cost.
He said that their arrest was made possible following an intelligence report available
to his command.
"On the May 11, 2017, at about 1500hrs, following intelligence report, Police
attached to the Command arrested one Abubakar Yakubu, male aged 30 of
Savanah Quarters, Bauchi.
"The suspect was arrested at Mararraban Liman Katagum market, Bauchi LGA,
in possession of 1018 pieces of TRAMADOL tablets suspected to be hard drugs.
"A Honda Civic 2000 model, with Registration No BAU 787 AE, belonging to one
Abubakar Salisu Matori (male) of GRA Bauchi was stolen where parked by the owner
at Abu Huraira mosque while observing Juma’at prayers.
"The following actionable intelligence and proactive strategies emplaced by the
Operatives attached to the Command led to the arrest of two suspects and
recovery of the stolen vehicle along Bauchi – Maiduguri road.”
According to Mohammed, the suspects were behind series of car theft in the
state and had been charged to Courts severally for similar offences.
He said that all the cases were under investigation after which suspects would
be charged to Court for prosecution.