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Kano Police Arrest 4 Suspected Car Thieves

Police in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria said they have arrested a four-man gang that specialises in car theft in the northern commercial city and environs.

According to Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the state Police Public Relations Officer, the arrest of one of the gang members, 20-year-old Al’amin Mohammed Bello through the operation of Puff Adder led by Musa Umar, a Cheif Superintendent of Police (CSP) led to the arrest of the rest of the gang members.

Kiyawa said Bello was nabbed by the police on December 16, while trying to sell a stolen car, adding that he confessed to having colluded with others identified as 21-year-old Yusuf Lawan, Abubakar Hassan, 28 and 28-year- Yahaya Salisu of Sheka Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano to have broken into the home of one Abba Adam.

The suspect further confessed to having stabbed Adam’s wife and stole her car to Kaduna State, with the intention to sell it.

The police spokesperson said Adam had reported to the police on November 14 of how some hoodlums broke into his house at Gurin Gawa Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area, stabbed his 20-year-old wife and made away with her Pontiac Vibe car.

Adam had told the police that the hoodlums stabbed his wife her neck, chest, hands and other parts of her body, locked her in the toilet and then drove her car away.

Kiyawa said the police after the incident took the woman to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for treatment.

He noted that the suspects will be charged to court after thorough investigation.

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