- A suspected armed robber who specialises in the stealing of cars in Nigeria has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria police
- Kassim Ibrahim said he has stolen and sold at least 30 cars within the space of three-years to different car dealers in Kebbi and the Niger Republic
- According to the suspected armed robber, Toyota Corolla vehicles are his stock in trade because those models of cars are easy to sell
The Nigerian Police on Tuesday, November 30, paraded Kassim Mohammed, a suspected member of an armed robbery gang.
The Punch reports that upon Kassim's arrest and parading at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Kassim, 30, said he specialises in stealing cars.
Noting that his favourite brand is Toyota Corolla, Kassim who was among the 32 crime suspects paraded by the police said this particular car brand is easy to sell.
Also stating that he had stolen 30 cars within three years, Kassim said he has dealers who are readily available to buy his deals in Birnin Kebbi and the Niger Republic.
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“I normally take the cars to Niger, but I also have customers in Birnin Kebbi. I have been jailed twice and some of my gang members are currently serving various terms in prison. My favourite car is Toyota Corolla because it is marketable (easy to sell).”
In addition, a complaint known as Abdul Bature identified some of his neighbours among the suspects.
According to Bature, his neighbours had kidnapped a relative whom they sexually abused and collected ransom from her husband.
Bature also alleged that the said neighbours who stole some of his cows have been arrested twice by the police.
He said the suspects also managed to escape justice anytime they were arrested.
“We were very close, we do everything together; they stole 24 cows. Even if they (police) released them, they won’t stop. The government has to do something about it.”
Two people killed in Ekiti as armed robbers attack
Those who were shot dead during the incident were identified as a policeman and a Special Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The duo was killed when the armed robbers attacked a branch of an old generation bank located in the community.
Buhari gives marching orders to security chiefs
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered an immediate response to the current insecurity across the country.
The order by the president was handed to the security chiefs in charge of securing the lives and property of citizens across Nigeria.
President Buhari gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organisations.
Police arrests robbery suspect dresses as a herder
The suspect identified as Biodun Rasheed was said to have dressed like a Fulani herdsman to hide his identity.
The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday, November 25, confirmed the suspect's arrest was during an operation.