By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Jigawa State Police Commissioner, CP Bala Maza Senchi has sacked a police constable who was accused of burgling a house and carting away a TV set, and a pair of shoes in Dutse, Local Government Area of the state.
The commissioner told New Nigerian that the affected officer is no longer a policeman, as he prefers to join the immediate community with a questionable character.
He wondered how the officer was initially recommended to him by a high ranking personnel for policing job while he is not fit for the work because of his recent attitude.
According to Jigawa Police boss, a policeman is expected to be of good character and morals, that’s why he’s entrusted to protect the lives and property of the people.
” The command would not spare any officer found tarnishing the good image of the organization,” the Police Commissioner warned.
The dismissed policeman identified as Abdullahi Yusif, a Constable, was said to be a serial burglar, he had enjoyed shield because of his father who was a retired police officer and the influence of high ranking traditional rulers in the state who recommended him for the job.
Mr Senchi lamented that the officer’s nefarious attitudes dated back before joining the Police.
He said he didn’t start stealing while in the Police, “he was recommended by members of the immediate community where he has been committing the offence.
“The suspected dismissed Police thief it was learnt, spent four months at the criminal investigation department serving a punishment for a previous stealing, two weeks after his release, he went and stole the TV set which guided the commissioner’s decision to sack him,” said a junior Police officer, who begged not to be named for fear of punishment.
Earlier, the complainer, Muktar Yunusa, a resident of Unguwar Sarki, in Dutse metropolis, told reporters on that, the suspect burgled the house in the day time using five different master keys.
“When he came out with the stolen items which includes TV set, remote control and a pair of shoe, I asked him where was he going with those items, he pretended that he knows the occupant of the house without knowing that I’m the person.
“Subsequently, I was able to call the attention of other neighbours where we apprehended him and took him to the Police station,” Mr Yunusa, whose house was burgled said.