The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested 18 persons, including nine teenagers were arrested for allegedly organising a sex party, in Dass Town of Dass Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects, who were paraded on Wednesday, are members of a syndicate (Sara Suka) carrying out other criminal activities across the state.
The suspects include; Ishaya Adamu (19), Mohammed Lawali (22), Ayuba Adamu (19), Aminu Tago (19), Mubarak Baba (22), Anas Suleiman, alias Dan’arna (16), Yusuf Ahmed (20) and Abba Abdullahi (20).
Others are Suleiman Umar (20), Abdulrashid Ali (17), Aliyu Iliya (15), Idris Suleiman (22), Nuru Sarki (17), Ibrahim Musa (20), Musa Dan’asabe (17), Abdulrashid Anas (18), Salmanu Ibrahim (22) and Kasimu Haladu (26).
Ahmed Wakil, the command spokesperson who spoke to journalists, said their arrest was made possible based on reliable intelligence it gathered through a team of detectives.
“In furtherance to our commitment to cracking down on criminal conspiracy, housebreaking, indecent acts and thuggery, the command has made adequate use of intelligence gathering towards continuous maintenance of law and order, and this has continued to yield positive results.
“Based on reliable intelligence that members of a suspected criminal syndicate, Sara Suka, notorious for thuggery, phone-snatching and indecent acts, including sex parties, were terrorising residents of the state, the Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta, raised a team of detectives led by the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, who immediately embarked on a round-the-clock operation, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects,” he said.
“Findings revealed that on the day of the arrest around 8pm, the suspect conspired among themselves and organised a party suspected to be a sex party with the attendant series of atrocities within Dass town. The suspects will be profiled and charged.”
He said that exhibits recovered from the suspects included three knives and one machete, among others.