Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a robbery suspect for killing one Yayaji Abubakar and stealing his motorcycle in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 2, 2023, said the suspect, Yakubu Adamu, attacked and stabbed the deceased to death with a sharp knife before stealing the motorcycle.
“On 13/10/2023 at about 1930hrs one Usman Mohammad ‘m’ aged 38yrs of Gorondo village via Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi State, reported at the Divisional headquarters Kirfi that on the same date at about 1540hrs, one Yakubu Adamu ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Kumbi village via Alkaleri LGA, armed with a sharp knife attacked his younger brother, named Yayaji Abubakar ‘m’ aged 25yrs of the same address where he robbed him of his red Bajaj motorcycle with registration number; 526-OG the value of which is yet to be ascertained,” the PPRO stated.
“The suspect used a knife to stab him severely, as a result, he sustained serious injuries on his stomach and hands respectively.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives swiftly swung into action and moved the victim to General Hospital Alkaleri, subsequently, he was certified dead by a medical doctor.
“Meanwhile, the perpetrator has been arrested. He is responding to police interrogations.
“During interrogation, the defendant confessed to having committed the offence and further revealed that he started the act of stealing motorcycles in the year 2020 when he criminally and conspired with one Auwalu of the same address and stole a Bajaj motorcycle red in colour and sold it at the rate of seventy-thousand naira (N70,000) and share the proceed of crime among themselves.
“An investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court.”