By Muhammad Ibrahim,Sokoto
The Sokoto staCommissioner of Police, Ali Hayatu Kaigama commended Officers for exhibiting high sense of professionalism as they rejected the sum of N800,000 bribe and Intercept copper wires.
The Commissioner of Police,it could be recalled in his policing strategy on assumption of duty, promised the citizens of the seat of the caliphate of a rubost visibility policing, patrol and assured the citizens that, the police under his watch will be professional in checkmating criminals from commiting any unwanted act capable of disrupting the peace of the State in accordance with international best practices.
It is in persuance of this mandate that on 13/05/2023 at about 0600hrs, a team of detectives attached to Bodinga Police Station on visibility policing intercepted Rabiu Bala,Shafiu Namadi,Laminu Salisu and Muhammad Rabiu all of Bodinga and Jega LGAs of Kebbi respectively with Copper wires reasonably suspected to have been stolen from a transformer.
As contained in a statement by the PPRO,DSP Sanusi Abubakar, investigation reveals that they confessed to have criminally conspired with one Habibu Namadi and vandalized a transformer located at Kauran Mido Area in Bodinga and removed its copper with intent to sale it to one Ibrahim Usman of Jega LG of Kebbi State who facilitated the transport money and tools to perpetrate the act. Investigation is in progress.
In the same vien, on 17/05/2023, policemen on patrol attached to DOPS Sokoto along Birnin Kebbi road equally intercepted dark blue Sharon vehicle with Reg. No. KSF356 Lagos, loaded with twelve roles of copper wires suspected to be from electric poles.
The suspects, Rufa’i Sani , Yusha’u Abubakar and Ahmadu Bello on interrogation by the police attempted to bribe them with the sum of eight hundred thousand naira N800,000 to allow passage.
The policemen collected the money as exhibit and brought the suspects with their vehicle to the State Criminal and Investigation Departments for descreet investigation.
In view of the foregoing development, the command is sounding serious warning to unpatriotic citizens destroying government infrastructure and at the same time warning political parties affiliates against the upcoming inauguration to desist from any attempt to perpetrate unwanted act before, during and after the inauguration. The police in conjunction with all security agencies will collaborate effectively to decisively dealth with any one that attempt to lay attack on innocent civilians under the guises of what so ever reason. The Command is equally assuring members of the public that, it will sustain its tempo in vigorous patrol and raiding of criminal hideouts until the good people of the State sleep with thier two eyes closed.