Bauchi police arrest man for stealing 20 motorcycles in four years

Bauchi police arrest man for stealing 20 motorcycles in four years

By Tony Emele

A 30-year-old man who specialises in snatching motorcycles has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command. 

The suspect, Bello Mohammed alias Faruk Manja, a resident of Bakaro Area of Bauchi metropolis and Kabiru Danfulani, now at large, have been carrying out their nefarious acts for over four years. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi state command, Ahmed Wakil, who stated this in a statement made available to journalists in the state, said the suspect confessed during interrogation that he and his partner (Danfulani) have stolen over 20 motorcycles over the period. 

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that the two-man gang have been terrorising Yobe and Bauchi states. 

He said that the suspects criminally conspired among themselves and broke into a resident of Old Airport Road, GRA, and stole his N640,000 worth of Honda Civic and a skeletal motorcycle. 

According to him, luck ran out on them when the victim reported the incident to the Police and they immediately swung into action and arrested them while trying to escape with the stolen vehicle. 

Wakil said that the stolen vehicle and the skeletal motorcycle have been recovered from the suspects while an investigation is in progress and efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining fleeing accomplices, after which the suspects would be charged in court.