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Police arrest roadside mechanic who specializes in stealing vehicles in Niger state



Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a 33-year-old mechanic, Mustapha Yusuf, who allegedly stole a buyer’s automobile in Minna. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a press release on Frieday, September 23, 2022, mentioned the suspect confessed to have stolen different automobiles and offered them in Kaduna state. 


“On 18/09/2022 at about 1530hrs, primarily based on technical intelligence, Police operatives hooked up to Niger State Police Command’s Intelligence unit arrested one Mustapha Yusuf aged 33yrs ‘m’ of Barkin-Sale space of Minna,” the assertion learn. 


“The suspect was trailed and arrested at a resort in Gabasawa space of Kaduna State for being suspected to have stolen a automobile in Minna.


“Just lately, on 14/09/2022 at about 1750hrs, a complainant reported an incident of automotive theft at GRA Division, that on the identical date at about 0900hrs, he parked his Toyota Pontiac Vibe automobile with Reg. No. MNA 974 SK at Dutsen-Kura, by London avenue, Minna and when he returned afterwards, the automobile was lacking from the place it was parked


“Upon preliminary investigation, the mentioned Mustapha Yusuf who’s a road-side mechanic and has been accountable for the upkeep of the automobile for the previous 4 years, was suspected for the lacking automobile.


“The investigating crew made a concerted effort to find the suspect in Minna, however he was nowhere to be discovered. He was lastly apprehended in Kaduna State with the mentioned automobile after 4 days and through interrogation, he confessed that he stole the automotive from Dutsen-Kura and drove to Kaduna and Zamfara States to promote the automobile, with the usage of imitated key which he made out of the unique key.


“He additional confessed that he had stolen a Honda Accord automobile at F-lay out space of Minna few years again, and a Toyota RAV4 jeep from Barkin-Sale within the yr 2019. He mentioned all of the automobiles have been taken to Kaduna for disposal.


“The suspect remains to be below investigation and he shall be arraigned in courtroom for prosecution as quickly as investigation is concluded.” he added.


The PPRO suggested members of the general public to tread with warning and determine whom they entrust their property to for upkeep and different functions to keep away from being dispossessed of such property.” 

Police arrest roadside mechanic who specializes in stealing vehicles in Niger state Police arrest roadside mechanic who specializes in stealing vehicles in Niger state

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