The Suspects, Lawali Aliyu, Yusuf Abubakar
Two suspected phone-thieves were apprehended by officials of the Bayelsa State Police Command in Yenagao.
The suspects, Yusuf Abubakar, 51years and Lawali Aliyu, 40 years, were in possession of twenty-three android mobile phones, allegedly stolen, when they were intercepted.
The spate of phone robbery in the state capital, recently skyrocketed as residents daily had their phones and personal property snatched by armed youths.
In a statement, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, SP Asinim Butswat, stated that Abubakar and Lawali were arrested by SWAT Operatives, at Akenfa, Yenagoa on 14 March 2021, at about 1400 hours, while conveying the phones to Kano State, in a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg No. DUT 37 ZB.
The statements read “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 phones.