POLICE in Taraba, yesterday,
paraded some suspected
criminals among the over
120 suspects arrested
in the last two months.
Commissioner of Police, Dave
Akinremi, while parading
some of the suspects at
the state police command
headquarters in Jalingo, said
the command was determined
to reduce crime in the state.
He informed journalists that
since his assumption of duty in
the command two months ago,
the command has successfully
apprehended and recovered
a Toyota Corolla car, laptops
and other valuable items worth
over N1.7 million from suspects
belonging to the Attorney-
General and Commissioner for
Justice, Barr. Yusufu Akirikwen.
Akinremi also paraded one
Muhammed Zubairu and
Muhammed Sani all male on a
case of criminal conspiracy and
unlawful possession of fire arms.
According to the commissioner,
men of the Safer High way patrol
accosted the two men ridding
on a motorcycle who on sighting
the police open fire in an attempt
to escape, but were over powered
by men of the command who
arrested them and recovered one
AK47 riffle and live ammunition.
Also, within the period, Akinremi
said his men acting on a tip-off
raided a hideout of kidnappers in
Seni village and arrested Hussain
Usman and Mohammed Auta and
recovered two barrel guns, two
expanded cartridges, four cutlasses,
bullet proof jacket and N358.000
being proceeds of ransom collected
from families of some victims.
“We also recorded an unfortunate
incidence of a day old baby who
was found buried alive in Mayo
Gwoi by unknown persons.
“Following investigation, it was
discovered that one Miss Dorcas
John delivered the child and
buried her alive on account that
she don’t know who impregnated
her. The child and the baby
are with the social welfare for
care, but the mother will be
persecuted according to the law.”
The commissioner urged
members of the public not
to relent in providing useful
information that would assist the
police in making the state safe

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