Police arrest two suspects for car theft in Niger (photos)

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspects for alleged conspiracy and theft of a vehicle in Minna, the state capital.

They were reportedly nabbed in the process of selling the vehicle for N6.5 million in Minna.

The suspects were identified as Waza Bulus, 41, of Zango-Kataf, Kaduna State and Yahaya Amodu, 45, of Kwakuti, Niger State.

Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer SP Wasiu Abiodun made this disclosure in a statement. According to him, the suspects were arrested on June 14, 2024, by police operatives attached to SCID, in Minna.

SP Abiodun explained that the suspects were arrested at the Sauka-Kahuta area of Minna, in possession of a white Toyota Corolla, with Reg. No. ABC 72 NF, suspected to have been stolen.

According to him, during interrogation, Bulus narrated that he met one Daniel at Area 3 Abuja and they exchanged pleasantry having discovered that they were both brothers from Kaduna.

SP Abiodun narrated: “Subsequently, Daniel introduced him to a suspect called Abdul, and Bulus told Abdul that he needed a job. Abdul then said that he had a vehicle they could sell for him.

“Abdul contacted him on May 31, gave him an imitated vehicle key, and told him that the vehicle would be parked at Central Mosque area Abuja by the road during Juma’at prayer with a good description. He said he went to the Central Mosque Area and drove the vehicle away.

“He took the vehicle to Kwakuti in Niger State to meet Yahaya whom he met on social media as a vehicle dealer, and he left the vehicle for a while with Yahaya hoping that the vehicle could be sold quickly, but due to delay, he went back to Yahaya on June 14 and they decided to bring the vehicle to Minna for quick disposal.”

The police spokesperson added that the two suspects are under investigation in SCID Minna. At the same time, an effort is ongoing to arrest the said Abdul and then transfer the case to FCT Command for further investigation and prosecution.

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