Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Jigawa have arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly stealing a motorcycle belonging to his father’s friend.
The NSCDC spokesman in the state, CSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the arrest in Dutse on Saturday, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday.
Shehu said the suspect, a resident of Madara village in Azare Local Government Area of Bauchi state, was arrested in Sundumina village in Birnin Kudu area of Jigawa on a suspected case of motorcycle theft and trespass contrary to the Penal Code Law of the state.
“The suspect was arrested at about 1:00 p.m. following a tip-off where he had taken the stolen motorcycle for sale at the village’s weekly market.
“Upon his arrest, he confessed to having sneaked into the house of his neighbour, one Malam Muhammad of the same address and a friend to his father, stole his motorcycle (Boxer) and brought it to Sundumina with the intent to sell,” Shehu said.
The spokesman added that the suspect, who stole the motorcycle on Sept.13, kept it and waited until the next market day in Sundumina village.
“The motorcycle was valued at N400,000,” the spokesman added.
According to him, the suspect, who confessed to the commission of the crime, has been charged to a Magistrate court in Birnin Kudu for prosecution.
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