Yobe Police Apprehend Teenage Abductor

police -oyoThe Yobe State Police Command has caught and charged to court, a woman arrested for abduction of a newly born baby in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.

Parading 15 other suspects allegedly involved in various serious offences on Friday, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zannah Ibrahim, said that the culprit visited the state specialists’ hospital to share the joy of the new born baby with the family only to cunningly steal the baby.

According to the Commissioner of Police, the abductor of the newly born baby, had been captured, quizzed and currently charged to court.

The Command also paraded 15 other criminals involved in culpable homicide, car theft, criminal conspiracy and office breaking among others.

Mr Ibrahim disclosed that three suspects involved in stealing and purchases of INEC computers, were also apprehended as well as a suspect alleged to had raped a teenage girl.

The suspects, according to him, would all be charged to court for the various offences committed.

Some of the suspects interviewed, agreed to have committed the offences and pleaded for leniency.

Ahmadu Dungulmashi, who spoke in Hausa, said: “Yes I raped a teenage girl and I completely know is a very wrong act. I have two wives and seven children as well as an aged mother, but I plead for leniency and promise never to go into that again.”

The Commissioner of Police also noted that though, crime rate has been on the decrease since the commencement of 2016, the police had foiled many crimes with the arrest of several criminals and attributed it to the effective synergy between the various security formations.

He, however, thanked the people of the state for the support accorded to security agencies for the reduction in crime and hope that would be sustained.

Police Offer Scholarships To Nine Students In Yobe

yobe police commissionerThe Nigeria Police Force has offered scholarships to nine students in Yobe State, north east Nigeria, who excelled in the Police Scholarship Scheme examination.

Of the nine that passed the aptitude test, three got scholarships from secondary school up to the university level, while six primary school pupils will be supported to their degree programmes.

Presenting the scholarship certificates to the beneficiaries, the Yobe State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zannah Ibrahim, said that the scheme is aimed at supporting Police officers’ children.

Mr Ibrahim disclosed that children of the deceased would continue to enjoy the scheme up to university level, while those still serving will only be supported if their parents are not found wanting in the discharge of their official duties.

He commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, for instituting the scheme, saying it would stimulate productivity among the rank and file, as well as give them a sense of belonging.

Some parents of the beneficiaries of the award expressed gratitude to the IGP. They wished him God’s guidance and protection in piloting the affairs of the Nigeria Police Force.

The CP also presented a commendation letter from the IGP to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, for hard work, dedication to duty and for incomparable Public Relations partnership between the Force and the host community.

Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, in an interview with newsmen after receiving the commendation letter, dedicated the award to God, the IGP and to journalists who continue to disseminate the policies and programmes of the Police. He promised to always justify the confidence reposed in him.

Over a thousand students of the rank and files in Yobe Police Command sat for the IGP scholarship scheme exams in the state.

Yobe Police Recorded Less Serious Crimes In 2015 – Commissioner

RRS-yobe -policeThe Yobe State Police Command says it has recorded less serious crimes in 2015, compared to the year 2014.

Parading 17 suspects before journalists at the end of the year media briefing in Damaturu, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zannah Ibrahim, said major crime statistics for the two years indicates that terrorists’ attacks recorded in 2015 stands at 19 cases, as against the 25 of last year.

According to the CP, other crimes that recorded decrease in 2015, compared to 2014 include; culpable homicide, kidnapping, unnatural offences, armed robbery, grievous hurt and wounding, as well as breach of public peace.

CP Ibrahim also revealed that rape and indecent assault offences against firearms and forgery of currency notes recorded various increase in 2015.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that four of the paraded suspects are believed to be involved in certificate forgery at the College of Education, Gashua.

While one is responsible for signing, stamping and issuance of forged certificates, two others were canvassing for interested “grandaunts” and the last person specialised in printing the certificate.

Musa Ahmed and Ali Yusuf, who are suspects to the crime, in an interview with newsmen, attributed his offence to an act of the devil.

The CP also disclosed that some of the suspects paraded were found to have engaged in the production and circulation of counterfeit currency, contrary to section 21 of the Penal Code Law.

He said further investigation revealed that the suspects had in their possession fake Nigerian currency totalling about 490, 000 Naira, Identity cards, a bottle containing mercury and forged land sale agreement, among others.

The Commissioner said that some of the suspects will be arraigned for culpable homicide, being in possession of dried leaves believed to be Indian herp or a control substances, suspected homicide and mischief, contrary to sections 221 and 327 of the Penal Code Law of Nigeria.

He appreciated the efforts of the state government, traditional institution, sister security agencies, the media and other security stakeholders in the state for their unflinching support given to the Police in the year under review, hoping similar synergy will be exhibited in the years ahead.

While assuring of a hitch free Christmas celebration, the CP said the command will intensify vehicular, foot and join patrol to ensure a crime free state.

Yobe Police Parade Man Accused Of Raping Two-Year-Old Girl

YobeThe Yobe State Police Command has paraded a 30-year-old man suspected to have raped a two-year-old girl in Nguru town of the state.

The suspect, Ishaku Babangida, is believed to have sexually assaulted the two-year-old girl, Bilkisu Ya’u, in the troubled north east town.

The State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, said that the command had concluded investigation on the suspect and he would soon be arraigned in court.

The CP said this while parading the suspect in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, along with other suspects believed to have carried out various offences ranging from culpable homicide, robbery, circulation of counterfeit currency, cattle theft among others.

The suspected rapist, Ishaku Babangida, who admitted to have carried out the crime, described it as an act of the devil.

He admitted that the two-year-old girl was actually under aged but was just tempted to have carried out the assault without any fetish intention attached.

The CP also said that seven suspects were being quizzed on circulation of counterfeit 1000 and 500 Naira notes around Potiskum and Fika axis.

He called on the people of the state to be very careful with currencies that exchange hands within the area.

The Commissioner of Police lauded the synergy existing between the command and the public and called for more timely provision of information on the activities and hideouts of criminals in the state.

He gave the assurance that the command would continue to intensify patrols within and around the state to curtail activities of criminals in the state.

CP Zannah Ibrahim also called on Yobe citizens not to take laws into their hands even when offended, but to report culprits to security operatives for necessary action.

Police Present Recovered Cattle To Rightful Owner In Yobe

Police Present Recovered Cattle To Rightful Owner In YobeThe Nigeria Police on Tuesday presented 30 cows recovered from cattle rustlers to their rightful owner in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria.

Speaking at the cattle market in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, the Damaturu Area Commander, Mr Yemi Samuel, who represented the state’s Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, expressed joy that the Police did its duty of protecting the lives and property of its citizenry.

He said that the Police would continue to work diligently for the maintenance of law and order in the state and the country as a whole.

The spokesperson of the command, Toyin Gbadegesin, also recalled that three weeks earlier, the members of the Joint Task Force arrested three Boko Haram rustlers with the recovery of 159 cows, 266 sheep, 19 goats and a horse.

According to him, making the said recovery public led to the release of the 30 cows to their rightful owner.

He revealed that the process of identification involved the invitation of several witnesses drawn from village heads and community leaders, to ensure that the animals were really owned by the person claiming ownership.

Mr Gbadegesin said that the remaining cattle were presently in the custody of the Police and asked the people of Damaturu and environs, whose cattle were stolen to come forward with proof of ownership and identifiable evidence for claim.

The owner of the recovered cows, Mr Bulam Ngari, praised the Nigerian Police for the recovery and subsequent release to him, adding that all his lost cows had been fully recovered.

He called on the people to partner with the security operatives towards maintaining law and order in the society.

Police Parade Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In Yobe

Police Parades Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In YobeThe Police have paraded five suspects in connection with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to Sections 97, 221 and 167-170 of the Penal Code Law of Nigeria.

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, paraded the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital in north-east Nigeria.

He said that the suspects lured one Isah Ibrahim into a bush and killed him. “His corpse was found ten days later in a decomposing stage, with two legs amputated, manhood and one eye removed.”

Mr Ibrahim also stated that investigation showed that one of the suspects, who was a friend to the deceased, connived with four others to commit the atrocity.

According to him, further investigation also revealed that three other suspects were frustrating the arrest of the principal culprits.

He said efforts were ongoing for the arrest and prosecution of the principal suspect.

The command paraded four additional suspects who rustle cattle around the north-east states of Yobe, Taraba and Bauchi state.

The Police boss said the syndicates were fond of catting away Cattle, Sheep and Goats, stressing that they had so far shared 345,000 Naira among themselves.

He said the police had recovered six Cows and 19 Sheep from the suspects and that the suspects would soon be charged.

In similar vein, the Police commissioner also paraded a farmer over the killing of a herdsman and injuring three others, whom he claimed led their herds into his farm, destroying his crops.

The farmer, according to the CP trailed the deceased and used his Dane Gun in killing one, leaving others injured. Those injured are are currently receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialists in the capital of Yobe State.

Mr Ibrahim observed that with the receding of the rains, such cases would become rampant and called on the public to desist from taking the laws into their hands as well as to report any case of mischief to the police.

He also noted that the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) across the state were currently enlightening traditional rulers, farmers and herdsmen on the need to live peacefully with one another.

Boko Haram Attacks Bara Town Of Yobe State

Boko HaramThe Boko Haram militants on Wednesday carried out a coordinated attack in Bara town of Yobe State northeast Nigeria.

Residents told Channels Television that the insurgents stormed the town on Wednesday night burning houses, shops, foodstuffs among other valuables with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) as they (residents) ran for safety.

The insurgents who arrived the town in large number reportedly burnt several houses during the coordinated attack.

The source further said that some of the residents were caught up in the houses set ablaze and were receiving treatment at Bajoga Hospital in neighbouring Gombe State.

A top police officer who confirmed the attack said that the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, has since rushed to the scene of the attack to assess the extent of havoc caused to the town.

Casualty figure, according to him, was not yet known, but residents fled into bushes for safety and slept there overnight.

Bara is the headquarters of Gulani Local Government Areas of the state and located 109km south of Damaturu the state capital.

Bara has experienced several attacks from the sect who had initially taken over the whole of the town for several months before it was reclaimed by security forces.

The town currently lacks basic amenities and telecom facilities have been vandalised by the militants.

Yobe Police Task Residents On Neighbourhood Watch

cp---yobe-policeThe Yobe State Police Command has embarked on enlightening residents to watch out for strange faces in their neighbourhoods and to report any suspicious looks to security agents for prompt action.

Leading the campaign to the Damaturu Emirate Council, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zannah Ibrahim, appealed to the royal father to educate his subjects on the need to partner security agents in fishing out the miscreants, for a just society.

“The Police is ready and prepared to work with the communities in this regards. Community leaders, religious leader, youth leaders, as well as traditional institution have a role to play.

“Credible young men and women across wards, streets, households should be co-opted to form neighbourhood watch and the Police will give necessary guidance from time to time,” the CP said.

The CP also said that the Command had commenced registration of town service cars operating within the state capital, as well as registration of residents in some black spots within the metropolis, as ways of identifying criminals.

Mr. Ibrahim frowned at the disregard for curfew hours by residents, reminding them that the ‘dusk to dawn’ restriction was still in force.

“The Police Command is seriously dismayed at the disregard to the hours of the curfew and wishes to appeal to the good people of the state to adhere strictly to the stay at home orders between the hours of 10:00pm to 6:00am daily.”

The Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, praised the efforts of security agents and state government towards finding lasting peace in the state.

The Emir gave the assurance that his emirate would partner with security operatives to speed up the restoration of peace in the state, the zone and Nigeria as a whole.

The Royal father said that the emirate had registered 400 youth volunteers who would soon be unveiled to assist the security agents in fighting insurgency.

The State Police command would take the crusade to all the 14 emirate councils in the state, as well as reaching out to various communities’ leaders, associations and groups, to ensure that the hoodlums have no hiding place.