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Published On: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014

Kebbi Police Command arrests two car snatchers

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nigeria police badge logoFrom Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi Police command has arrested two suspected car snatchers and also recovered a stolen Honda CRV, with registration number KJA 665 BD. The vehicle was recovered at Mararaban Yauri, Kebbi state.

Confirming to newsmen, during a press briefing at the Nigeria Police Headquarters yesterday, while displaying the two suspected car snatchers, Abdulwahab Yusuf, Esther Ezembi and the recovered CRV Honda from the suspects, the Police Public Relation Officer, Kabiru Bawa Rawayau said that the vehicle was snatched at Area 11 in Abuja at gun point after fuelling the vehicle at filling station , the suspects 3 in number set out but the police trailed them and putting additional measures to barricade them.

He further explained that the suspects outsmarted the barricades mounted by the police but however, the police surveillance team at Mararaba Yauri tried to stop them. ‘’The suspects quickly reversed the vehicle in an attempt to escape which made the police shoot their tyres , one of the suspects escaped into the bush leaving his accomplice behind, one man and a lady’’, he said.

According to the police spokesman, investigations were still on to arrest the other escapee. He announced that the Kebbi Police command, under CP Benjamin Uche, had declared total war against any form of criminality, warning all criminals to stay off Kebbi.

Rawayau also called in the general public to report any suspicious persons within their minds and provide useful information to the police and assuring that the police will keep the identity of their informant secret.


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