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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Police arrests herdsman over armed robbery in Abia




The Abia police command has commended the residents of the state for the timely information they have been giving to the command which has led to the numerous successes they have recorded in combating heinous crimes.
Speaking in Umuahia while parading a Fulani herdsman who was arrested while trying to snatch a motorbike from its owner Uyime Saturday, the state Commissioner of Police (CP) Leye Oyebade said that the suspect Adamu Abubakar was arrested with a locally made pistol.
Oyebade said that Saturday a commercial motorcycle rider who lives at Rubber Research Institute Akwaette reported that he had conveyed two passengers Abubakar and his colleague who is at large from Azumiiri to Akwaette when they attacked him.
He said, “Along the way the duo attempted to snatch his motorcycle from him and as he resisted they shot him and he later reported the matter to the police at Akwaette police division”.
“The police with the cooperation of the local vigilante group combed the area and arrested Adamu Abubakar with one cut to size locally made pistol with live cartridges while his accomplice who he gave his name as Suleiman Abubakar escaped”.
In an interaction with newsmen, Adamu said that he was taking care of their cows when he heard a gunshot and he asked Suleiman why the shooting, “He said that he shot at people who were trying to steal their cows and I told him that there was nobody around for the shot”.
Adamu said that the cows belong to his father in Taraba state and that when he found out that Suleiman had shot somebody instead of what he acclaimed to have shot to scare thieves away that he warned him against such acts.
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