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18-year old girl, 4 others arrested for armed robbery in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi State have arrested one Florence Jeremiah, 18, for alleged armed robbery and criminal conspiracy in Yelwa, a community on the outskirts of the metropolis.
Florence was arrested along with five other accomplices, who specialised in motorcycle snatching and causing grievous hurt to their victims. The arrested suspects include Umar Saidu, 20; Sani Abdullahi, 27; Bello Adamu,19; Adamu Musa, 25.
The suspects, who are said to be terrorising the Yelwa axis, ran out of luck when the Commissioner of Police gave a matching order to the Divisional Police Officer to crack down on all criminals disguising themselves as students around the area.
Spokesperson of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed this to reporters in a statement in Bauchi on Wednesday.
“The crux of the matter that prompted their arrest was that on the 13th of November, 2023 Sani Abdullahi ‘m’ aka Bamba together with Florence Jeremiah, his girlfriend connived and boarded an Okada from Awala area to Yelwan Kagadama behind the Jum’at mosque and used a stick and hit the Okada rider on his forehead.
“While confessing during interrogation, the 18-year-old girl confessed to having taken Okada from Awala roundabout to the Yelwa area to snatch his motorcycle as screamed with her boyfriend.
“The prime suspect, Sani Abdullahi who works as a carpenter, confessed to having masterminded the plan and connived with his girlfriend, Florence to execute it.
“Consequently, Investigation revealed that the said Sani Abdullahi had previously conspired with Umar Saidu, Adamu Musa, Bello Adamu, and three other suspects who are now at large,” the statement read in parts.

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