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Police smash car snatching syndicate

15 March 2013, 07:10

Minna - The Police Command in Niger on Thursday smashed a three-man car-snatching syndicate, snatching cars between Niger and Abuja, the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Desire Nsirim, has said.

Nsirim told newsmen in Minna that the police operatives traced a notorious robber, Abdullahi Musa, to a hotel in Chanchaga area of Minna.

The commissioner said that the suspect was arrested with one Toyota Avensis car with registration number, Lagos CF 714KSF at the hotel.

She said that Musa confessed to have snatched the car at gun-point at Kubwa in Abuja.

The police commissioner explained that further investigation led to the arrest of two other members of the syndicate, Ifeanyi Madu and Sunday Fagbohun.

She said the suspects also confessed to other robbery activities and that one Berretta pistol was recovered from them, explaining that efforts were being made to recover four vehicles stolen by the suspects.

Nsirim said the police command would hand over the suspects to the Abuja Command for prosecution after investigation.

She urged members of the public not to hesitate to inform the command about the activities of hoodlums in their locations, saying the police depended on information from members of the public to fight crime.


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