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Police Arrest Notorious Criminal In Yobe

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Police Arrest Notorious Thief In Yobe

The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a notorious thief specialized in breaking into burglaries within the state.

According to the police, the 35-year-old suspect, Usman Ali, is infamous for a series of theft including burglary breaking and trespassing in Damaturu and its environs.

Ali is also alleged to be a member of a syndicate and is skilled in breaking into unsuspecting victims’ houses at night to steal valuables ranging from cell phones, Tv sets, money, jewellery, among others, Naija News reports.

A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, on Saturday have it that Ali was apprehended on the 7th January 2022, at about 0600hrs.

The culprit was checkmated by police detectives of the Crack Squad Unit who responded to a distress call from the Ward Head of Marfa-Kallam Village, Damaturu, where over four houses were broken into and valuables carted away in one night.

The police PRO added that “The culprit and his cohorts most often patronize Indomie noodles joints, tea sellers spots or sometimes hang around with friends in target areas of crimes to observe the movement of people and other security measures and when it is getting dark in the evening they hibernate in some secluded location and come out at midnight to perpetrate their heinous activities.

“They usually operate within the hours of 0200hrs to 0300hrs by sneaking quietly into houses with doors, windows or penetrable openings”, ASP Abdulkarim said.

Naija News understands that the police has been trailing Ali and other syndicate members for a while until last Friday when he met his waterloo.

“The case is currently under investigation, while efforts are made to arrest other fleeing syndicate members”, the PPRO said.

Abdulkarim commended the cooperation of communities in the state for ensuring public peace and safety.

He appealed for more support to sustain the continued efforts in combating crimes and criminality in the state.



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