Bauchi State Police Command has said that it recovered 3,590 USD from suspected criminals arrested in connection to various crimes ranging from kidnapping and armed robbery in the state.
However, the command without releasing evidence, insisted that the recovered money is “suspected to be counterfeit.”
SP Ahmed Muhammed Wakil, the Command’s PPRO disclosed this in a statement made available to reporters in Bauchi on Friday detailing the workings of the command in 2022.
Similarly, another N16,659,000 were recovered from the suspects by the police.
“Others were Two hundred and thirty-four (234) pieces of 1000 naira note denomination Nigerian currency suspected to be counterfeit and also a counterfeit of 3,590 pieces of $100 Dollar,” the statement read in parts.
He said that 90 suspected cases of armed robbery were recorded where 209 suspects were arrested in connection with robbery cases in the state.
“Sixty (60) cases of Kidnapping, with the arrest of one hundred and fifty-seven (157) suspects and different rescue operations that led to the freedom of fifty-three (53) kidnapped victims from the kidnappers and three different hideouts of the kidnappers were destroyed with neutralized twelve (12) enclaves as a result of the gun duel.”
He said that the command has put in place preventive crime measures which include visibility policing, community partnership, constant raids of black spots, regular surveillance on buildings and vulnerable areas, and stop and search among others to ensure the safety of the citizens.
However. WikkiTimes learnt that the statement failed to divulge details of the number of suspects arrested in connection with the various crimes that were taken to court and the status of the cases at the moment.