Defence & Security

Yobe police arrest 6 suspects for trespass, burglary, theft

By Paul Michael

Six suspects have been arrested by the Yobe State Police Command for house trespass, burglary and theft.
It was gathered that cases of theft and house breaking have been on the rise across the state. Residents were said to have made lots of complaints to security agencies.

The suspects include Muhammed Kachalla, Abubakar Musa Kalla, Musa Alhaji Abbullahi, Kassim Ibrahim, Alhaji Gambo Musa and Gambo Sa’idu.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, who disclosed this to news men in a statement on Friday, said all the suspects confessed to the crime and led the Police to the recoveries of properties stolen from different Houses and locations in the State.

Abdulkarim further disclosed that some of the stolen items were purchased by some unscrupulous members of the society, who were equally arrested.

He said, “In reaction to series of complaints by members of various communities on House Breaking, Theft and other related crimes, the Command commenced a clamp down on such criminal activities.

“On 10th August, 2022 at about 1200hours detectives from ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters haven received a distress call from residents of new Bra-Bra Quarters, swung into action and apprehended the following culprits:

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“Muhammed Kachalla aged 24, Abubakar Musa Kalla aged 21, Musa Alhaji Abbullahi aged 27, all of new Bra-Bra Quarters, Damaturu, Alhaji Gambo Musa aged 45 of Anguwan Jaji, Potiskum LGA, Gambo Sa’idu aged 30 of Bolawa ‘B’ layin Malam Dalili, Potiskum LGA and Kassim Ibrahim aged 30 of Nayi-Nawa ward, Damaturu.

“All suspects confessed to the crime and led the Police to the recoveries of properties stolen from different Houses and locations which were sold to scrupulous members of the society who were equally apprehended for subsequent prosecution.”

Abdulkarim list some of the items recovered to include food items, TV set, and power generators, among others.

He said investigation is ongoing and the command has put in place all assets to ensure perpetrators of such acts are flushed out from the state.


According to him, the command also advised the public to be conscious of buying items from suspicious sources

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Haruna G. Garba psc reiterates the Command’s commitment towards ensuring security and safety of lives and properties in the state and therefore urged Yobians to support the command by providing useful and credible information at all times,” Abdulkarim added.

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