Today22 January, 2022

I have stolen over 30 cars – Armed robbery suspects opens up

A 30-year-old suspect, Kassim Mohammed, has disclosed that he stole about 30 cars within three years.

The police had paraded Mohammed among 32 crime suspects in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mohammed noted that he sold the vehicles to dealers in Birnin Kebbi and the Niger Republic.

His words: “I normally take the cars to Niger, but I also have customers in Birnin Kebbi. I have been jailed twice and some of my gang members are currently serving various terms in prison. My favourite car is Toyota Corolla because it is marketable (easy to sell).”

Meanwhile, one Abdul Bature who identified his neighbours among the suspects, alleged that they kidnapped a relative and raped her after collecting ransom from her husband.

Bature also accused them of stealing his cows, noting that the police had arrested them twice.

He said said, “After stealing our cows, they kidnapped one of our daughters, raped her after collecting money from her husband. After the STS (Special Tactical Squad) arrested them, we confirmed that they were the ones.

“We were very close, we do everything together; they stole 24 cows. Even if they (police) released them, they won’t stop. The government has to do something about it.”

The spokesman of the force, Frank Mba, said the Intelligence Response Team in collaboration with police commands in Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Kebbi, and Sokoto states nabbed the suspects.

Mba revealed that a total of 453 rounds of live ammunition were recovered as well as 17 vehicles of different makes.

The exhibits allegedly recovered from the suspects include 19 AK-47 rifles, three revolvers, two gentle rifles, one sub-machine gun, one general-purpose machine gun and different types of knives.

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