Police in Bayelsa nab 2 over alleged stolen property, recover 23 phones


The Bayelsa State Police Command says it has arrested two men who allegedly specialize in buying and selling stolen properties, while they were attempting to transport twenty-three stolen android mobile phones from Yenagoa to Kano State.

The police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Asinim Butswat, gave the identity of the stolen property dealers as Yusuf Abubakar, and Lawali Aliyu.

Parts of the statement read “operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested two suspects in possession of twenty-three stolen android mobile phones.

“The suspects, Yusuf Abubakar 51-year-old and Lawali Aliyu 40-year-old were arrested by SWAT Operatives, at Akenfa, Yenagoa on 14 2021, at about 2:00 pm, while conveying the phones to Kano State, in a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg No. DUT 37 ZB.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command CP Mike Okoli, calls on members of the public whose phones were stolen recently, to contact the Police Command for possible identification and recovery.

“Meanwhile, an investigation is ongoing to unravel the source of the stolen android phones.”


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