A suspected armed robber who attacked a commercial motorcycle rider with an iron rod before carting away his bike has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command in Jama’are Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, July 14, 2023, said the suspect, Munkailu Haruna, and his accomplice posed as passengers and boarded the victim’s motorcycle.
“On 14/07/2023 at about 0700hrs one Saleh Ahmadu ‘m’ of Ayas village Jama’are LGA a commercial motorcyclist reported that on 13/07/2023 at about 2030hrs, two unknown persons boarded his unregistered motorcycle from Jama’are town to Arabic teachers college Jama’are located in an outskirt of Jama’are,” the statement read.
“On reaching the school, they used an iron rod to hit him on the head and snatched his motorcycle. He raised an alarm and people came to his rescue. In the process, the suspects abandoned the motorcycle and escaped.
“On receipt of the report, a team of policemen led by the DPO moved to the scene. One Munkailu Haruna ‘m’ aged 22yrs of Gandiyel village Itas Gadau LGA was arrested.”
Exhibit recovered from the suspect include one knife, one iron rod used in perpetrating the heinous crime and a bag was recovered from the suspect.
Investigation is in progress, further development would be communicated in due course, the PPRO added.