The Bauchi State Police Command has recorded success in the arrest of three criminal suspects in Jama'are Local Government Area of the state.
Following an increase in activities of criminals in the state, the police conducted a series of targeted operations in known blackspots and criminal hideouts.
Acting upon credible intelligence report, operatives attached to the Jama'are Divisional Police Headquarters arrested three individuals.
The suspects were identified as 27-year-old Muhammed Ahmed of Kofar Dumi in Bauchi metropolis; 19-year-old Hussaini Ahmad from Itas-Gadau Local Government Area of the state; and Muhammed Jawat, a 27-year-old former police constable from Tulu village in Toro LGA.
The police said a concerned citizen in Jama'are LGA had reported suspicious activities about two male passengers at the Bakin Tasha motor park.
A team of detectives was deployed to the location, resulting in the arrest of the suspects.
Upon interrogation and subsequent search, the police discovered a locally made revolver pistol and two empty shells in their possession.
During interrogation, the suspects failed to provide a satisfactory account of the prohibited firearm.
As contained in a statement on Monday by SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the Spokesperson of the Command, preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested individuals conspired with three others, who remain at large, to carry out a series of robberies.
He said the suspects targeted provision shops in Itas-Gadau LGA.
He added that they were aided by an informant within the town to plan the criminal activities.
He further explained that their plans were foiled when a vigilant watchman spotted them.
Fleeing from the scene, the suspects sought to escape to Bauchi by chartering a bus but were intercepted and arrested by the police detectives.
The exhibits recovered from the suspects included a locally made revolver pistol, two empty shells and a set of bandages.
During questioning, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the crimes and are currently providing the police with valuable information.
"They will be charged and brought before the court for prosecution", Wakil added.
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