42-year-old fruit seller arrested in Niger for car theft

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A 42-year-old fruit seller in Bayelsa State, Hassan Garba, has been arrested on Thursday by the Niger state police for car theft.

The suspect was nabbed by police detectives attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad on surveillance patrol along Suleja -Abuja -Kaduna road.

It was learnt that Garba who hails from the Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State was intercepted by police operatives for stealing a Honda Jazz car with registration number YEN 191 RJ belonging to one Otuka Asueya of Igbogene Epie Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Northern City News gathered that the suspect who lived in Obioma, Bayelsa state, allegedly stole the car with one of his friends from Delta state, identified as Arabi, who is now at large.

Garba and Arabi were said to have drugged the driver of the car, Asueya, stole his N2,000 and zoomed off with the car.

Garba, who admitted to drugging the driver before taking away his car, said, “The quickest way to rob people of their cars is to drug them; once they took the drugged drink, they will not know what is happening to them again. We collected their car keys and even searched them for money,” he said.

The suspect stated that he prepared the concoction which was administered on his victim.

He stated that one of his wives was pregnant and regretted that he might be in jail by the time she would be delivered of the baby.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, stated that Garba would be arraigned in court after investigation, adding that a manhunt had been launched for his accomplice.

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