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Police Arrest Eight Armed Robbers in Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command says it has arrested a gang of eight armed robbers, who had been terrorising the residents of Gombe, the state capital.

The Gombe Police spokesman, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, while parading a suspected rapist and four homosexuals stated that the armed robbers had been charged to court.

According to him, the suspected armed robbers, whose names were not disclosed, were arrested at various spots within the state, while weapons recovered from them included one AK47 rifle with seven rounds of live ammunition, two locally manufactured pistols, four cutlasses, 23 arrows and two bows.

Atajiri, who said the Command was investigating 20 politically motivated violence cases, also paraded a 45-year-old rapist, as well as four young homosexuals.

The Command gave the name of the rapist as Haruna Adamu, who was alleged to have been arrested raping a 13-year-old gir,l near the police barracks, at night, at Tudun Wada, in Gombe. The suspect confessed to have committed the crime, but argued that he had had sex with the girl twice and paid her N270.

As for the four homosexuals, their names were given as Sadiq Umaru, Rufai Mohammed, Ibrahim Abubakar and Sadiq Adamu.

Atajiri told reporters that the rapist and homosexual suspects were arrested at the same area on April 19, 2015, at about midnight and that the arrest followed a tip off and explained that all the suspects would appear in court, as soon as investigation was completed.

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