April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

‘One Chance’ Gang Operating With Tricycle Apprehended By Police In Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has arrested three persons operating as a ‘one chance’ gang in the Jos metropolis.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, disclosed this to journalists in Jos, the State capital, on Thursday.

He said, “In adherence to the new order and directive issued by CP Hassan Steve Yabanet to officers and men of Plateau State Command that criminal emergencies and distress calls must be responded to within ten minutes, the Eagle Eye Patrol Unit (EEPU) of the Command has arrested three members of the popular ‘One-Chance’ syndicate.

“On 20th February, 2024 at about 18:07 hours the Eagle Eye Patrol Unit received information that some suspected One-Chance members were operating along Dogon Karfe, Jos and while in an attempt to dispossess one Abubakar Mohammed of his phone and valuables, the syndicate was overpowered by an angry mob.

“On receipt of the tip-off, EEPU swiftly moved to the scene where they rescued and arrested the suspects from the mob.”

He gave the names of the suspects as Yazid Ukasha, 23 years old of Nasarawa Gwong; Adamu Yahaya Garba, 22 years old of Layin Dan Maraya, Bauchi Road; and 31-year-old Isaac Ogbu.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are members of a One-Chance syndicate who have been dispossessing unsuspecting passengers of their valuables within the Jos metropolis”, he maintained.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one tricycle with PT No. PTA-861 and Reg No. WAS-371 WL.”

Alabo said efforts are being intensified to apprehend other members of the syndicate.

Meantime, the Commissioner of Police, Yabanet, assures all Plateau residents of the commitment of his Command to getting rid of criminal elements in the State.

He further urged them to go about their lawful businesses without any form of fear, as the police are up and doing to ensure their safety.

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