July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Police Arrest International Car Thief, Recover Anti-Tracker Jammer

The police in Kaduna state have arrested a suspected international car thief.


In a statement released on Friday, May 31, the spokesperson of the command, ASP Mansir Hassan, said on May 27, the police received a tip-off from a Good Samaritan who reported that he was requested to assist in collecting a Lexus LX470 SUV from a mechanic.


Hassan said upon inspection of the vehicle,  the Good Samaritan suspected it to be stolen and promptly reported to the police.


Police arrest international car thief, recover anti-tracker jammer

‘’Following the report, the vehicle was recovered and brought to S/Gari police station. A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of vehicle particulars bearing the name of the owner, along with his contact number. When contacted, the owner recounted that the car was snatched from him at gunpoint by five armed men at his residence in Utako, Abuja.

Subsequently, the police mobilized surveillance and managed to arrest the suspect, identified as Mubarak Kabiru from Kano, along Alkali Road, Kaduna. A search of his room at Ishacool Hotel, Kabala Doki, Kaduna, resulted in the recovery of an anti-tracking jammer.”


The police spokesperson said during interrogation, Mubarak Kabiru confessed that, under the instruction of his boss, Dauda from Niger Republic, he had been transporting stolen vehicles from Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, and Abuja using the jammer to prevent tracking of the stolen vehicles. Kabiru further told the police that the stolen vehicles were then taken to border towns through Sokoto and Katsina and sold in Niger Republic.


The police spokesperson added that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing accomplices. He said the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigations.

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