The Bauchi State Police Command said that it has apprehended no fewer than 18 persons, including nine teenagers, for allegedly organising a sex party in Dass town, Dass Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this while parading the suspects before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi on Wednesday.
Wakil said that the suspects were arrested following intensified efforts by the command to crack down on criminal activities across the state.
He said, “In furtherance to our commitment to cracking down on criminal conspiracy, housebreaking, indecent acts and thuggery, the command has made adequate use of intelligence gathering towards continuous maintenance of law and order, and this has continued to yield positive results.
“Based on reliable intelligence that members of a suspected criminal syndicate, Sara Suka, notorious for thuggery, phone-snatching and indecent acts, including sex parties, were terrorising residents of the state, the Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta, raised a team of detectives led by the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, RRS, who immediately embarked on a round-the-clock operation, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects.
“Findings revealed that on the day of the arrest around 8pm, the suspects conspired among themselves and organised a party suspected to be a sex party with the attendant series of atrocities within Dass town. The suspects will be profiled and charged.”
He said that exhibits recovered from the suspects included three knives and one machete, among others.
Wakil gave the names of the suspects as Ishaya Adamu, 19; Mohammed Lawali, 22; Ayuba Adamu, 19; Aminu Tago, 19; Mubarak Baba, 22; Anas Suleiman, alias Dan’arna, 16; Yusuf Ahmed, 20; and Abba Abdullahi, 20.
Others are Suleiman Umar, 20; Abdulrashid Ali, 17; Aliyu Iliya, 15; Idris Suleiman, 22; Nuru Sarki, 17; Ibrahim Musa, 20; Musa Dan’asabe, 17; Abdulrashid Anas, 18; Salmanu Ibrahim, 22; and Kasimu Haladu, 26.
The PPRO also said that the command had arrested a 25-year-old suspected armed robber, Sadiq Isah, alias Gojirgo, for allegedly killing two people in Darazo Local Government Area of the state.
He added that operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Darazo Division, carried out the operation that led to the arrest of the suspect.