PHOTOS: Two men arrested for stealing Corolla vehicle during Juma’at prayer 

Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested two suspects for conspiracy and theft of a Toyota Corolla vehicle.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 20, 2024, said the suspects stole the vehicle at Central Mosque area of Abuja during Juma’at Prayer. 

According to the PPRO, the suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the stolen vehicle for N6.5m in Minna.

On 14/6/2024 at about 1840hrs, Police operatives attached to SCID, Minna arrested two suspects namely; Gwaza Bulus 41yrs of Zango-Kataf, Kaduna State

-Yahaya Amodu 45yrs of Kwakuti, Niger State,” the statement read.

“The suspects were arrested at Sauka-Kahuta area of Minna with a white Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No. ABC 72 NF suspected to be a stolen vehicle.

“During interrogation, Bulus narrated that he met one Daniel at Area 3 Abuja and they exchanged pleasantry having discovered that they were both brothers from Kaduna. 

“Subsequently, Daniel introduced him to one Abdul, and told Abdul that he needed a job, while Abdul said that he has a vehicle they could sell for him.

“Bulus further said that Abdul contacted him on May 31, and gave him an imitated vehicle key. He said that Abdul told him that the vehicle would be parked at Central Mosque area Abuja by the road during Juma’at Prayer with a good description. He said he went to the Central Mosque Area and drove the vehicle away.

“He confessed that he took the vehicle to Kwakuti in Niger State to meet Yahaya whom he met on social media as a vehicle dealer, and he left the vehicle for a while with Yahaya hoping that the vehicle could be sold quickly, but due to delay, he went back to Yahaya on June 14th while they decided to bring the vehicle to Minna for quick disposal.

They were both arrested in the process of selling of the vehicle without any document and negotiating to sell the car at the rate of six million, five hundred thousand naira in Minna.

However, the two suspects are under investigation in SCID Minna, while effort is ongoing to arrest the said Abdul and the case will be transferred to FCT Command for further investigation and prosecution.

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