15-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Burning and Robbing 9 Houses in Bauchi

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A 15-year-old boy identified as Ismaila Suleiman has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for setting nine houses in different areas in the Bauchi metropolis on fire, PUNCH reports.

The 15-year-old boy, with the help of his accomplices, reportedly stole some goods from the houses at the Fadam Mada, Kafin Galadima and Dass Park areas of Bauchi Metropolis after setting them on fire. The spokesperson for the Bauchi state Police command, Mahmood Mohammed, said in a statement on Friday, that the suspects had been arrested by detectives attached to the General Investigation Department of the command after a tip-off.

Also arrested were two other men who were accused of buying the stolen goods from Suleiman. The Bauchi police revealed that Suleiman and his partners set the houses ablaze by soaking rags in petrol and throwing it into the windows of houses. Then the 15-year-old boy, Suleiman, will pretend to help out in putting out the fire, only to steal items from the houses in the process.

The police stated that the suspects would be charged to court soon.

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Published on: December 28, 2022. at: 06:16
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