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Police Parade Dismissed Officer, Others Over Crimes

Police Parade Dismissed Officer, Others Over Crimes
  • PublishedOctober 18, 2022

Suspected criminals including a dismissed police officer arrested over alleged criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping were paraded before newsmen by the Sokoto State police command.

Briefing the press, the state commissioner of police, Gumel said the command on September 17, received a report that some armed men in Wamakko local government area attacked and inflicted serious injuries on a male victim.

“The armed men carted away from the victim a cell phone valued N90,000 and kidnapped a female victim, but she later jumped off the moving motorcycle and was rescued by good Samaritans.

“In the process of investigation, the police arrested five suspects in connection with the crime, among them is a dismissed police officer whose uniform was used by one of the suspects who happened to be his younger brother,” he said.

The commissioner also disclosed that the command on October 3, received a report of one Abubakar Aliyu, who was sighted while on admission at Orthopedic Hospital Wamakko receiving treatment.

Aliyu was identified by a victim’s brother to be among those who on July 21, criminally conspired with others and kidnapped a 55-year-old person in Takwacho village of Tambuwal LGA.

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