The Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded suspected fraudsters and motorcycle thieves arrested in the state.
Briefing journalists during the parade, the State Commandant, Halliru Usman, disclosed that the suspected fraudsters, Yaya Abaji and Abubakar Usman aka Alaramma, were arrested by the NSCDC operatives attached to Kirfi Division.
The suspects, according to the commandant, conspired and collected the sum of N380,000 from Kingsley Izuchukwu and Abubakar Dahiru both from Dukku LGA, Gombe State, that they would make a whopping sum of N500,000 for them using something called, 'Bakin Gadali'.
He said other victims of their fraud also came from Qua'an-Pan LGA of Plateau State in search of one of the suspects, Yaya Abaji.
He said the people from Plateau State were allegedly sent by a victim, Alhaji Shu'aibu Adamu to collect the 'Bakin Gadali' from the suspect.
Usman further said that some suspected motorcycle thieves, Aminu Adamu of Yelwa area and Salisu Umar of Wuntin Dada, were arrested on June 12 for stealing a motorcycle belonging to one Ishak Abubakar.
"Investigation revealed that the suspects disguised as military and police officers respectively collected a motorcycle belonging to one Ishak Abubakar based on trust at Aroma Restaurant pretending to go to the School of Armour Bauchi.
"After waiting for two hours, the Okada man sensed danger and raised an alarm and Umar (who was left behind by Adamu) was arrested. Further investigation led to the recovery of the other suspect along with the motorcycle," he added.
He said all the suspects have confessed to the crimes and would be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.