10th May, 2014
The Gombe State Police Command on Saturday said it arrested three persons suspected to have carried out armed robbery at Cham on the Gombe-Yola road.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Fwaje Atajiri, told NAN that a team of policemen from Cham Division were on patrol around 2.30 a.m. on Friday when they received a distress call that armed robbers were on rampage.
“Our men received a distress call that armed robbers had blocked the Mararaban Kulani area of the Gombe-Yola road and rushed to the scene.
“On sighting the patrol team, the robbers opened fire, leading to the exchange of gun shots; the hoodlums ran away and abandon their motorcycle,” he said.
The spokesman said that having seen blood spilt on the scene of the incident, the policemen went round clinics and hospitals in search of the suspects.
“One of the suspected robbers from Degri village in Balanga Local Government Area of the state was identified.
“Our men identified him with the gunshot wound on his right hand when he went for treatment at the Kowa Clinic, Bambam for treatment.
“He has confessed to committing the crime in company of two others at the scene of the robbery.”
Atajiri said the two other suspects have been arrested and were assisting the police in their investigation after which they would be charged to the court.
He warned vehicle owners who had not registered them to do so without delay.
“They should know that the law regarding registration of vehicles is still in force and that the command is poised to enforce it accordingly,” he said.
Atajiri also warned criminals to stay away from the state while urging parents and guardians to caution their children and wards against engaging in criminal acts.
He said the full wrath of the law would befall anyone involved in criminal activities in the state.