From Shola Kanji, Bauchi
For allegedly leading his two sons to attack personnel of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State Command thereby committing the offence of arson, a 60year-old Umar Ahmad Gwallaga has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command.
Also arrested with the old man are his two sons, Nasiru Umar Gwallaga, 42 years old and his younger brother, Usman Umar Gwallaga, 39 years old.
According to the Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili who confirmed the arrest, “On 7th March, 2023, One Nasiru Umar, 42 years old of Gwallaga, Bauchi, Bauchi State, loaded his family members in his Mistubushi Parejo jeep from Bauchi to Gombe State.”
The PPRO added that, “On reaching Tashan Durumi village in Kirfi LGA, a patrol team of FRSC on a Federal highway, performing their strategic duties while on stop and search, stopped the vehicle but the driver refused to stop.”
He added that,: “At about 1500hrs while he was returning from Gombe to Bauchi, he was stopped and asked to present particulars of the vehicle, he then came out of the vehicle and attacked the one the FRSC personnel, Anas Aliyu, as a result, he had a dislocation on his hand.”
“He further went and attacked the patrol team driver and then set the patrol van on fire, in the process, his father, Umar Ahmed Gwallaga, 60 years and his younger brother, Usman Umar Gwallaga, 39 years old joined him in attacking the personnel,” he said.
The PPRO said that,”presently, the suspect and his conspirators have been arrested and are under Police detention at Kirfi Police Division.”
Ahmed Wakili added that, “the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan has directed the DPO Kirfi, to conduct preliminary investigations while the case file should be transferred to the SCIIB for further discreet investigations. If the suspects are found wanting, the Police Command will charge them to court for arson.”
He also said that the Commissioner has advised the general public to always respect and obey personnel who are on their legitimate duties warning that no offender will be spared as anyone found culpable will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Earlier, in an FIR by RS 12.15 Bara FRSC Unit Command on 07/04/2023 tagged ‘MOB ATTACK ON PATROL TEAM’, Bauchi State Sector Command of the FRSC stated that, at about 1505hrs, its patrol team along Bara-Gombe road had an encounter with an offender with a VEH. REG. BAU 976HB. MITSUBISHI PAJERO.
The Command stated that as a result of the encounter, the patrol vehicle was set ablaze and was burnt completely.
He however stated that the offender has been arrested and is under Police custody.
Bauchi State FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi described the situation as most unfortunate lamenting people will just decide to take the laws into their hands for no just cause.
Yusuf Abdullahi assured that the FRSC will pursue the case to a logical conclusion and ensure that justice was done in order to serve as lesson to others who may have the intention of doing same thing.