Five suspects reportedly escape from Gombe police custody

This was stated in a public announcement published by Mahid Abubakar, the command's Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday

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Five suspects have disappeared from the Awak Divisional Police Station in Gombe State’s Kaltungo Local Government Area.

As of the moment of publishing this article, three of the suspected perpetrators had been apprehended, however, two others are on the loose.

This was stated in a public announcement published by Mahid Abubakar, the command’s Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday.

The statement reads

The fact of the matter was that the Communities of Kamo- Tungo Awak arrested five criminal suspects – Bello Ibrahim aged 19 years, Manasa Isaac aged 18 years, Sani Bello aged 18 years, and the duo of Muhammed Yahaya, and Bello Babawuro (who are at large), whom they handed them over to Awak Police Divisional Headquarters, Gombe for necessary action.

However, due to an act of negligence of the officer on duty, the suspects escaped on the 27/03/2022 at about 2030hrs. The CP promptly deployed police patrol operatives who responded swiftly and were able, through active intelligence, to re-arrest three of these suspects, while two are still at large. The arrested suspects have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation.

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