Three suspected car thieves have been apprehended by the Adamawa state police command and the stolen vehicle has been recovered.
The state Police Command said Monday that its operatives arrested the three suspects who robbed a resident of Jimeta, Musa Adamu Jarma of his CRV Honda 2020 SUV car.
A statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the car snatching took place on October 10, 2021.
“Police operatives attached to Surveillance unit of CID Yola, arrested a 3-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed a resident, Alhaji Musa Adamu, Jarma Jimeta, in Yola North local government area on 10/10/2021 between the hours of 10 am and 11am and moved away with his vehicle CRV FWD 2020 model Jeep,” the police explained.
It added that the breakthrough that led to the arrest of the suspects began with the arrest of Abdulrasheed Suleiman, 21, a member of Civilian JTF, Adamawa State chapter.
The statement described Abdulrasheed as the principal suspect and the private security guard of the victim’s house who betrayed the trust placed on him by the victim.
“The confession of the suspect revealed how he conspired with the other two suspects and stole his boss’s vehicle,” the statement revealed.
“investigation extended to FCT where Oguchukwu Augustine (34), a resident of Amaulu Mbieri, Oweri, Imo State and Emmanuel Tochukwu, (29) a resident of Bonsacc avenue, Asaba, Delta State were arrested while trying to dispose the stolen vehicle,” the statement further explained.