April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

Gombe Police Arrest Two For Selling Adulterated Bags Of Rice

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with 57 adulterated bags of rice mixed with the chaff.

The spokesman of the command, ASP Sharif Sa’ad, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, said the two suspects, Bashir Haruna, aged 35, of Dubai quarters Gombe and Mohammed Isah, aged 54, of Jibulu quarters Kumo, have confessed to mixing several bags containing this mixture and selling them.

“On 24th February 2024, at about 11:00 am, policemen from Akko Division, acting on credible intelligence, intercepted and arrested the above-mentioned suspects in possession of 57 bags of mixed chaff, i.e rice and chaff, with the intent to deceive the public and sell it as rice at market price.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to mixing several bags containing this mixture and selling them,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hayatu Usman, has directed that the two suspects be charged in court and advised the general public to be careful and vigilant when buying grains in sacks to avoid falling victim to such scams.

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