Police smash fake currency syndicate
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested armed robbery suspects and busted a 419 syndicate.
The Police command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the robbery suspects were arrested in Toro Local Government Area and that a Peugeot 607 and a BMW car were recovered from them.
He said that the gang, numbering about 10, had stormed the residence of one Mohammed Dan Azumi Abdulrahaman (Ubandoma) of Magama Gumau in Toro LGA of Bauchi State, disarmed two private security guards and robbed the complainant of his Peugeot 607 Motor vehicle and other valuable items.
He gave the names of the suspects as Saleh Ahmed Bichi alias Saleh Toro, Musa Ali Jaguar of Magama town, Abdulazeez Gambo also of Magama town.
In another development, the police spokesperson said the command arrested two members of a 419 syndicate that specialized in printing fake currencies.
According to him, suspected counterfeit currencies which included 138 pieces of 100 American dollars and 106 pieces of 1000 naira notes were found on the suspects.
SP Haruna added that substances suspected to be mercury and a bottle containing charms were recovered from the suspects. An Ibadan High Court yesterday sentenced a former factional chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo state, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi (a.k.a Auxiliary) to six years imprisonment for his culpability in the Iwo Road mayhem of 2014 in which several persons were killed, including a final year medical student and student union leader, Adekunle Oladipupo.
Also sentenced were Saheed Kareem, Abu Kareem, Kazeem Kayode and Taiwo Tijani.
Mukaila Lamidi and the other members of the rival transport union who were arrested over the Ibadan mayhem had been charged to court for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy.
Hon. Justice Eni Esan, while delivering judgment in the case, however exonerated the union leaders from charges of murder and attempted murder respectively but found them guilty of conspiracy, and sentenced them to six years imprisonment.
Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam (right) with the Chief Judge of Borno State, Justice Kashim Zanna prayers for the repose of the Chief Judge’s late uncle , Alhaji Garba Satomi when the governor visited to condole with the Satomi family in Maiduguri yesterday