Motorcycle Snatchers Arrested in Bauchi

The Bauchi Police Command says it has arrested two suspected motorcycle snatchers in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) for the command, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a statement disclosed that the command on July 27 “arrested two suspected motorcycle snatchers who specialise in beaten-up okada riders (Yan Achaba) and carting away with their motorcycles”.

“On 27/07/2023 at about 2030hrs one Mustapha Adam ‘M’ aged 25yrs old of Anguwan Mahaukata and Jafar Lawan ‘M’ aged 31 yrs old of Gudun Hausawa area, Bauchi disguised as passengers and boarded an okada man, one kabiru muhammadu ‘m’ age 30yrs old of Magaji Quarters area Bauchi at the central market to old airport area on reaching Wikki oil axis, they brought out a trailer-wheel spanner and hit him on his head which he sustained a serious injury on his head and fell unconscious,” he explained.

He noted that the victim was rushed to the hospital after the attack was reported to the police.

“On receipt of the report, the command immediately drafted a team of detectives and swiftly rushed to the scene evacuating the victim to Specialist Hospital Bauchi for medical attention and on the other hand, the detectives trailed the culprits and they were successfully apprehended before arriving at their safe heaven within Bauchi Metropolis,” he added.

The PPRO noted that the suspects have since confessed to committing the crime, while preliminary investigations according to the police spokesman proved that the suspects were notorious criminals in and out of Bauchi State.

“Investigation is still on, after which the suspects would be profiled and charged to court for prosecution on the established Offences accordingly,” the PPRO said.

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