By Aisha Abdulrazaq
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two suspected car thieves, Abdullahi Musa and Aminu Adamu, for stealing a Honda Civic during Juma’at prayer.
According to reports, the suspects, who posed as worshippers, gained entry into Abu Huraira Mosque in the area and stole the car, with number plate, BAU 787 AE, from where it was parked. The incident happened on May 5, at about 2.30pm.
It was gathered that the car owner, Abubakar Matorri, after he finished his prayer, alerted the police when he couldn’t find the car where it was parked.
It was learnt that the two suspects, aged 25 and 27 respectively, were apprehended along Bauchi-Maiduguri Road, while the car was recovered.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, while confirming the incident, disclosed that the suspects had been charged to court.
“Following actionable intelligence by operatives, the suspects were arrested and the vehicle recovered. The suspects have confessed to several car thefts and they have been charged to court.” Mohammed said.