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Man arrested in Bauchi for stealing car from Kaduna mosque


Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have intercepted a suspected car snatcher, Ibrahim Mohammed, 25, for stealing a vehicle from a mosque in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, said operatives attached to the Tilden Fulani police divisional headquarters intercepted the suspect with the stolen vehicle on the highway linking Bauchi and Plateau states.

The PPRO stated that the suspect, who hails from Unguwan Gyadi-Gyadi, Kano State but resides in Gwarinpa, FCT Abuja, confessed to the crime and will be transferred to Kaduna state for further investigation.

“On the 28th November 2023 at about 0841hrs, Credible Intelligence available at the Division’s disposal that a motor vehicle Toyota Vibe brand, red in colour with Registration number MRR 227 AA was reported to have been stolen from mosque premises on the 24th November 2023 in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state,” the statement read.

“The vehicle was stolen when the owner parked at the mosque to observe sunset prayer. Upon receiving the report, the operatives attached to the division led by the Divisional Police officer intensified stop and search on the highway linking Bauchi and Plateau states.

“As luck ran out of the suspects, the vehicle alongside the suspect was intercepted along the highway. Thus, the suspect is identified as Ibrahim Mohammed aged 25yrs old ‘m’ of Unguwan Gyadi-Gyadi Kano state but residing in Gwarinpa, FCT Abuja.

“During the preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to having stolen the said vehicle at the mosque premises in Zaria Kaduna state. The vehicle was thoroughly searched and a document of the vehicle was equally recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed psc directed that the suspect be transferred to Kaduna state for further investigation and prosecution.”

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