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Police nabs 185 alleged criminals in Bauchi

Police nab 185 alleged criminals in Bauchi

By News desk

No fewer than 185 suspected criminals were arrested by Bauchi State Police command  in connection with various criminal offences within the State.

The Command tactical teams attached to Operation Puff Adder between the months of August and September, 2019, arrested the suspects in connection with armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and vandalism.

Parading the suspects before newsmen at the command headquarters on Monday, the State commissioner of police, Habu Sani ,stated that it was necessary to inform residents  of the state on  achievements recorded so far in the ongoing fight against crime and criminality under special operation code “Operation Puff Adder”.

“Other suspects were arrested in connection with theft of electric cable, dealing with counterfeit currency, cultivation of weeds suspected to be cannabis/ Indian hemp, criminally changing IMEI numbers of stolen/robbed cell phones and other heinous crimes in Bauchi State,” Sani said.

According to him, out of one hundred and eighty five suspects arrested, one hundred and thirty eight were charged to court, while forty seven were still in the Command custody undergoing investigation.

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