Three suspects connected to the gruesome murder of a twenty-five year old, Abdulhamid Danladi, and who allegedly had his vehicle taken away have been arrested and paraded by the Gombe State Police Command.
Parading the suspects along with other suspected criminals, the Gombe State Police Commissioner, Mr. Shina Tairu Olukolu said the arrest followed intelligence obtained by the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIIB) and a team from the Pindiga Police Division which led to the arrest of Solomon Bagudu and Dauda Aliyu as well as recovery of the stolen vehicle. The incidents occurred 10th March, 2018 along Pindiga-Tumu road in Gombe State.
He explained that the duo arrested gave identity of the principal suspect, Osisioma Daniel, of Hardawa, Bauchi State who was trailed to his hideout in Tulmi Village, Akko LGA of Gombe State, but that Osisioma managed to escape with injuries on his head.
He gave assurance that the arrest of Osisioma is ongoing and won’t be long considering his injuries. He said one Army face-cap, a 3¼ Army camouflage nicker and a Tecno handset, belonging to the deceased was recovered from the suspects.
Also paraded was a 22 year old, Usman Bello, for impersonating a Policeman and being in possession of Police properties such as, fake Police warrant card, Police belt, Police tag and 11 copies of passport size photographs of him in Police uniform.
According to the CP, upon interrogation, the suspect claimed he was assisted with plain Police ID card and given Police belt and uniform to snap passport photograph and prepare an ID by a serving Policeman with a view to having free access whenever he comes in contact with any security agents. The Police personnel in question have also been arrested and are under investigation.
Two other suspects who specialized in stealing motorcycles while pretending to be security operatives were also paraded.
He said based on reliable information, Police attached to the IGP’s X-Squad, Gombe Command, had arrested one Danlami Musa and Mohammed Abdulhamid, all of Lafiya Lamorde in Adamawa State on 14th August, 2018.
He said they were arrested along Kashere-Pindiga road, Gombe State, in a case of criminal conspiracy, theft and attempt to commit culpable homicide. The duo who pretended to be Policemen from Gombe State Police Command stopped a cyclist, one Yahaya Sarkin Fada, and dispossessed him of his Bajaj Boxer motorcycle.
In an attempt to ascertain the Police Station which they claimed to belong to, he made effort to join them in their private operational vehicle, a black Toyota Saloon car with registration number LMR 276 AA but at a point along the road, he was pushed out of the moving vehicle as they zoomed off.
Operatives and other Police teams were alerted hence; they pursued and arrested the suspects. Though their third accomplice, Kaura Danladi escaped with the motorcycle to Lafiya in Adamawa, the arrested suspects have been identified by other complainants.
They confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing members of the syndicate and recover the items stolen.
CP Olukolu then thanked the Gombe State Governor and his executive as well as the State Legislature for their unwavering support and assistance to the Police and other security agencies in the State.