According to the police, the suspect confessed to the crime and also mentioned his accomplice now at large.
A 34-year-old man, Yusuf Muhammed has been apprehended while attempting to steal a car in Bauchi.
Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil disclosed this in a statement on Monday, June 19, 2023,.
Wakil said the suspect confessed to the crime and also mentioned his accomplice now at large.
“On 16/06/2023 at about 0910hrs, a distress call was received from a good Samaritan from Muda Lawal market Bauchi that on the same date at about 0905hrs a thief entered into Pontiac Vibe motor vehicle in an attempt to cart away with it,”
“On receiving the report, a team of Police detectives attached to C Divisional Police Headquarters Bauchi arrived scene where one Yusuf Muhammed “m” aged 34yrs of No. 24 Rijiyan Zaki Kano State was arrested alongside a Vehicle with reg no. AP-675-BAU Model Pontiac vibe black in colour chassis no. 5428XL62884242598 valued at one million five hundred thousand naira (1,500.000.00) was also recovered.
“Preliminary Investigation uncovered that the suspect was seen when the owner of the vehicle parked at the point and walked into the Muda Lawal for his endeavours when the car snatcher move to the car position and entered the car and started making attempts to dismantle the key sensor of the Car and Ignite it.
“During interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and also mentioned one Mohammed Auwal “m” now at large as his accomplice.
“All efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing culprit, Investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of Investigation for the established offences accordingly.”