Police apprehends two suspects for stealing school items in Kontagora
Police operatives attached to Kontagora Area Command of Niger State have arrested two suspects, Shafiu Mohammed, 22 years old, and Abubakar Yusuf, 19 years old, both from Anguwan Tukura Kontagora, in Kontagora Local Government, on the ground of breaking into the premises of Government Science Unity College Kontagora and stealing some school items.
The arrest of the two suspects was based on credible intelligence received by the police August 24, 2023 at 21:00 hrs, at the same address of the alleged criminal offence, according to the Niger state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Wasiu Abidoun in a press release issued and obtained by Newsline yesterday.
According to him, Shafiu Mohammed narrated during interrogation that in the first week of August 2023, he was in the said school premises for a farming job given to him by a staff of the school, while on the 13th of the same month, he conspired with Yusuf to gain entry into the school through the fence, and in the process, they stole some inverter batteries and cables from the school, which were later sold to one Nura Mohammed at the rate of N16,000.
Similarly, on August 23, at about 2:00 p.m., the duo returned to the school, broke the wall of the school again, and carted away four ceiling fans and electrical wares from the school hostel.
According to the press release by the PPRO, the items were kept in an uncompleted building by a river within the area with the intention of contacting the same Nura for possible disposal.
The two suspects, Shafiu and Yusuf, claimed to be welders and tailors, respectively, and that their quest for more money had led them into the crime.
In the course of the investigation, the said receiver, Nura, was arrested while the suspects led the police team to where the items were kept, and the following exhibits were recovered: four luminous inverter batteries, four ceiling fans, some electrical items, and two electrical switches.
The two suspects, DSP Wasiu said in his press release, have been transferred to SCID for discreet investigations and prosecution, and they will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.