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Police arrest car-snatching syndicate in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a car-snatching syndicate. The 2IC to the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Isah, made this known to newsmen in…

The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a car-snatching syndicate. The 2IC to the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Isah, made this known to newsmen in Dutse on Tuesday, December, 12th 2023. He said the command also recovered 3 vehicles during the arrest.
According to him “On 19/11/2023 at 2000hrs, one Dr Abdullahi Dogo ‘m’ of GRA Hadejia LGA, reported at Dutse Police Station that, on the same date at 1845hrs he parked his Toyota Corolla vehicle with the Registration Number, KHS 96 AA JIGAWA. Ash in colour at Yantifa market Dutse LGA containing one laptop HP product, one iPad, two bags containing his clothes, one heater, a  cap, a shoe, and palm sandals and entered the market to buy some provisions, upon his return he discovered that the said vehicle was missing.”
Isah said on receipt of the report, policemen attached to the Dutse Division swung into action and visited the scene.
Moreso, he said based on credible intelligence gathered, on 21/11/2023 at 2200hrs, a suspicious movement of a motor vehicle  FAW VITA with Registration No.KWL 274 AS Abuja, ash in colour was detected around the parking location in the investment area of the Dutse metropolis.
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The 2IC said on the instruction of the Divisional Police Officer Dutse, the police patrol team cordoned off the area, and the following suspects; Abdullahi Sani ‘m’ 28yrs of Mashi LGA Katsina State; and Faruk Adamu ‘m’  29yrs of Keffi LGA Nasarawa state were arrested and taken to the station for interrogation.
“When questioned, they could not give a satisfactory account of themselves, and when searched, the following items were recovered from them: Nine different master keys, different plate numbers, and some mechanic tools,” he stated.
He added that the suspects upon interrogation confessed to being car thieves, and they admitted to having stolen a Toyota Corolla motor vehicle at the same place a fortnight before their apprehension. It was later discovered that the vehicle in question belong to one Dr. Abdullahi Dogo ‘m’ (Technical Adviser to the Governor of Jigawa State). His personal belongings were also recovered in their possession, and some items were suspected to be stolen.
Also, he said they further stated that their boss is one Abubakar ‘m’ a.k.a Dan-Fulani who resides in Kano state. And they further revealed that the Dan-Fulani is their bonafide receiver.
“With full authority of the Commissioner of Police Jigawa State Command, CP Abdullahi, who personally interviewed the suspects, instructed the Divisional Police Officer of Dutse Division to swing into action and ensure the apprehension of the criminals at large” he added.
Furthermore, the PPRO said on 22/11/2023, the aforementioned Dan-Fulani who identified himself as Muhammed Sani, was arrested by detectives who went to Kano Command on investigative activities and recovered the said stolen vehicle with another stolen car, Toyota Corolla, ash in colour with registration No. RBA 585 CE ABUJA.
He said an investigation is still ongoing at SCID Dutse. Upon completion of the investigation, all the suspects will be arraigned in court to face the law.
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