Kano: Wanted serial car thief Saminu, nabbed in Sabon Gari


Saminu Mohammed

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

A serial car thief on the wanted list of the police, Saminu Mohammed, has met his waterloo as he has been arrested by a team of police men, along Hausa Road, Sabon Gari.

According to the spokesman of Kano State Police Command, Superintendent of Police, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, Saminu, a serial car thief has been arraigned thrice in court for the same offence by Kano Police Command.

Kiyawa narrated that: “On October 11, a team of Surveillance Patrol attached to the Anti Car Theft Section of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command while on an Intelligence-led Operation along Hausa Road, Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano intercepted two motor vehicles: Toyota Rav-4 Ash in colour with Reg No. BNK 305 DT and an unregistered Toyota Corolla coming from the same direction on reasonable suspicion.

“When questioned, the two suspects could not give satisfactory accounts of the vehicles, instead zoomed off and tried to escape, but one Saminu Mohammed, of Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State, a serial car thief who was arraigned thrice in court for the same offence by Kano Police Command, was pursued and arrested while the other suspect abandoned the vehicle and ran away.

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“The two vehicles were recovered and the owners were identified with the investigation in progress.”

More so, the Kano police spokesman hinted that: “Similarly, on October 7, 2023, a team of surveillance patrol attached to Eastern Bypass Area Command while on round-the-clock visibility patrol at Panshekara Quarters Kano intercepted a Toyota Corolla Motor Vehicle, blue in colour with Reg No. SMK 908 HX with three occupants: Abubakar Aminu (21) of Brigade Quarters, Kano; Ayuba Umar (30) of Gwarinfa; and Auwalu Shuaibu ( 30) of Gwarinfa, Abuja on reasonable suspicion.

“During the investigation, the suspects confessed to having stolen the said vehicle from Abuja.

“The vehicle was recovered with its original Documents, and the owner was identified, traced and stated that the Motor Vehicle was robbed from him in Abuja at gunpoint. The case will be charged to court upon completion of a discreet investigation.”


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