Yakubu Busari, Jos
The Plateau Command of the Nigeria Police Force has paraded a syndicate it accused of gang-raping two minors and another for theft and culpable homicide.
Commissioner of Police, CP Undie Adie disclosed this to journalists while briefing them on the breakthrough in crime fighting by the Command.
The paraded syndicate the police accused of rapping one Zainab Mohammed of Angwan Rogo area in Jos, the Plateau State capital on the January 26 at about 1p.m is made up of four suspects, one of whom is still at large.
The suspects are Suleiman Usman, aged 18, Umar Aliyu, aged 18 and Usman Bala, aged 20, all of Angwan Rogo area in Jos. The leader of the gang, known as Yahaya, alias Kenza, who is said to be at large was accused in addition of luring another minor, Basima Bashir, aged 14 inside a room where she was gang- raped by the members of the group.
Also he said the police is investigating a case of conspiracy, theft and culpable homicide against one Alhaji Ibrahim Usman of Sabon Layi area of the state capital. The police is holding him responsible for the death of a seven year-old boy, Mohammed Ibrahim, and the rustling of at least 15 cows and 14 sheep, which he handed over to one Mallam Bala Yahaya Mohammed of Zaria road cemetery, Jos, for safe keeping .
He said Usman called Bala Yahaya on phone at about 1645hrs to come over to Zaria road cemetery were he handed over the custody of 15 cows and 14 sheep for safe keeping .
He said the cows and sheep belong to Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna of Agigi in Bassa LGA and they were stolen with the connivance of some herdsmen.
The CP disclosed that Bala Yahaya Mohammed has confessed to the crime and he is assisting the police unravel how he conspired with three other persons to kill Mohammed Ibrahim and do away with the animals. He said the case has been transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department in Jos for discreet investigation.
Adie maintained that the Command is facing security challenges in some parts of the state, particularly in Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos LGAs but disclosed that urgent steps was been taken to arrest the ugly situation .
He assured the citizens that the police is working in synergy with other security agencies to resolve the frequent violence clashes in the state with a view to returning its status as home of peace and tourism.
CP Adie however warned the general public to stop spreading falsehood on social media which end up creating panic in some parts of the state .