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Yobe Man Arrested For Stealing N7m Cattle In Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old resident of Bandila village in Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State, Sale Kabo, for allegedly rustling cattle estimated at N7 million.

The police spokesperson in the state, ASP Mahid Abubakar, told newsmen that the crime was committed at Funakaye Local Government Area of the state.

The owner of the cattle, a 75-year-old man, Jauro Ahmadu, was said to have reported the incident to the Bajoga Divisional Police headquarters, saying the suspect stole 21 cattle at night.

According to the image maker, the Divisional Police Officer detailed his personnel to commence an investigation and they immediately swung into action, while rustlers to stay away from Gombe State as officers have been equipped with the requisite to end their activities.

Abubakar said, “After conducting a thorough investigation, Sale Kabo was arrested in connection with the theft which he confessed. All the stolen cows and other relevant exhibits were recovered.

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“The suspect is currently in police custody and will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”

Similarly, the police on Friday arraigned a 35-year-old unemployed, Ayomide Yusuf, at an Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing two sheep, valued N60, 000.

Yusuf, who was docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akande, admitted him to N20, 000 bail, with one surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned till July 31 for hearing.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor Philip Amusan had told the court that the accused and others still at large allegedly conspired to commit the offence.

Amusan, an inspector, said, “Yusuf on May 26, at about 3.30 p.m at Ologuneru, Alafara area, Ibadan, stole two sheep from where they were tied.

“The two sheep were tied by their owner, one Kayode Okelabi of Ologuneru, Alafara area, Ibadan, when the defendant allegedly untied them and was going away with them when he was apprehended by neighbours,” Amusan said.

The prosecutor said the accused contravened Sections 390 (3) and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.


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