Abuja - Police in Bauchi State have reported the arrest of a 15-year-old boy following the destruction of nine houses in different areas of the Bauchi metropolis.
According to a Punch report, a statement released by Mahmood Mohammed, spokesperson for the Bauchi State Police Command, has revealed that the boy was arrested along with several accomplices after he was implicated in the setting alight of the properties.
The suspect, Ismaila Suleiman, is alleged to have joined his colleagues in burgling the homes before proceeding to burn them to the ground.
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"Discreet investigation revealed that the suspect and his syndicate used to soak rag in petrol and throw into the windows of houses, and while the house is on fire, the suspect will trespass into the houses, pretending to help put out the fire, but will steal valuables," the police statement read in part.
Zuzu, a member of the syndicate which Ismaila belongs to, is currently at large while police probe his whereabouts.
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