Two Suspected Cultists, Gucco, Panpadin Arrested In Bauchi

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By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi

The police operatives in Bauchi State have arrested suspected cultists, Ruben Obidah alias (Gucco) aged 23yrs, and Emmanuel Hassan alias (Panpadin) aged 22yrs all of Rafin Zurfi in Yelwa suburb of Bauchi metropolis.

The suspects who belong to a gang of cult terrorizing Yelwa area, have armed themselves with dangerous weapons attacking innocent people, collecting their mobile phones, money and motorcycles, among others. 

A press statement Tuesday signed by the police public relations officer of the Bauchi state Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said the arrest of the suspects followed the receipt of actionable intelligence and credible information from the area.

“In a swift operation in ensuring the serene and prevalent peaceful atmosphere in Bauchi is not compromised, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene, cordoned the area and arrested the suspects”.

“On the 05/07/2021 at about 1020hrs operatives of the Command arrested the following suspects; Ruben Obidah alias (Gucco) aged 23yrs Emmanuel Hassan alias (Panpadin) aged 22yrfs all of Rafin Zurfi”.

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi therefore directed all designated police officers to dominate their area of responsibility and round up cult groups and ensure that innocent and law abiding citizens are not harassed, intimidated or molested owing to their plans to celebrate their nefarious activities Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

“To this end, the CP has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPO) to dominate their area of responsibility (AOR) and round up cult groups and ensure that innocent and law abiding citizens are not harassed, intimidated or molested owing to their plans to celebrate their nefarious activities on 07/07/2021”.

Police Commissioner Abiodun Sylvester then has ordered constant clampdown on criminally infested areas in the state in order to stem the rising tides of cultism and associated criminalities. 

He vowed to sniff out all criminal merchants desperate to make a living at expense of law abiding citizens across the state.     

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