Police arrest thief with 273 stolen handsets in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a thief and ex-convict with 273 GSM handsets suspected to have been stolen in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State.

This is contained in a statement by the Katsina Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah.

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The statement reads in part: “On 22/04/2021 at about 07:00hrs, based on tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal, alias ‘ABBA KALA’, ‘M’, aged 23yrs of Fegi Quarters, Daura LGA of Katsina state, a notorious thief and ex-convict, a habitual criminal, who specializes in House breaking and theft and theft of motorcycles.

“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he trespassed into the house of one Kamalu Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 33yrs of Shagari Low cost, Daura, and broke into his motor vehicle, BMW 3 Series, with registration number JW 01 DRA and stole away two hundred and seventy-three handsets valued fifteen million Naira (N15, 000, 000:00K).

“In the course of investigation all the stolen two hundred and seventy-three (273) GSM handsets were recovered in his possession during police search.

“Suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. He will be arraigned in court immediately investigation is completed, please.”

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