Police Arrest Suspect Who Stole Neighbour’s N120M In Bauchi


The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old suspect, Glory Samuel, for allegedly defrauding a businessman in the state of a whopping N120 million.

The arrest followed a complaint filed on April 1, 2024, regarding suspicious withdrawals totalling N2,068,000 from the complainant’s company bank account.

Acting on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, the State Intelligence Department promptly investigated the case which later revealed that the suspect had unlawfully withdrawn a significant amount of N120 million from the complainant’s bank account.


During interrogation, Glory Samuel admitted to betraying the trust of the complainant who is his neighbour with whom he shared a market space for over 15 years.

Glory Samuel confessed that a friend he met at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi in 2011, before dropping out of Computer Science, convinced him that he could make money by accessing a wealthy individual’s phone.

Exploiting the complainant’s trust, Glory Samuel deceitfully borrowed the phone, allowing his accomplice to install financial applications such as Opay and MoneyPoint.

This access enabled them to transfer the funds to different bank accounts on various occasions.

Following the investigation, the following items were recovered from the suspect: Eight Tricycles (Keke NAPEP), N35,000,000 in cash, two uncompleted buildings, 60 bags of cooking charcoal, 30 bags of fertilizer, two motorcycles and two industrial sewing machines.


The suspect, whose lifestyle dramatically changed, had told his uncle and girlfriend that he was earning money through an online business when they inquired about his newfound income.

The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, urged the public to remain vigilant and ensure the security of their financial platforms and said that the suspect will be charged to court.

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