Gombe Police arrest 19 suspected criminals

Police in Gombe State have arrested 19 suspects for allegedly committing various offences in the last two weeks, according to the Commissioner of Police, Attahiru Olukolu.

Olukolu disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Gombe on Tuesday.

According to him, the suspects included those who broke into the house of a teacher and removed 16 laptop computers meant for the education of his students.

He said based on information from members of the public, 14 of the computers were recovered.

The commissioner said that some of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery, homicide and rape.

He said that the arrest was effected with the support of members of the public in line with the principles of community policing.

He said the police would continue to protect lives and property in the state and the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items recovered from the suspects include: cell phones; DVD player; Woofer radio; a wristwatch; Laptops and weapons.

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