- The Nigerian Police, Kaduna command, have apprehended a 20-year-old serial goat rustler
- It was gathered that the suspect was nabbed during a patrol by police officers in Pasali Konu village, Kagarko local government area
- Reports confirmed that the police recovered dangerous weapons from the suspect during the arrest
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Kagarko, Kaduna - The Kaduna State Police Command has announced the apprehension of an individual suspected of goat theft in Pasali Konu village, Kagarko Local Government Area.
As reported by Daily Trust, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansur Hassan, disclosed on Sunday, November 19, that the 20-year-old suspect, a resident of Igwa village in Kagarko LGA, was arrested during a patrol by a surveillance team and vigilantes on November 11 at 0430hrs.
The suspect, armed with dangerous weapons and wearing a facemask, was captured after his accomplice fled upon spotting the patrol team.
“The suspect, who specialised in stealing goats, confessed that they were two that came to the village to steal goats.
“The other suspect who is at large ran to an unknown destination, but we will trail him and arrest him.”
Hassan stated that the preliminary investigations would be conducted before the suspect faces charges in court.
The police spokesperson emphasised the command's dedication to eliminating criminal activities in the state and urged the public to provide timely and valuable information for proactive crime prevention.
Police arrest man with locally made gun, 25 live cartridges in Lagos
In another report, a 27-year-old, Oladimeji Hassan, has been arrested for having a locally made pistol and twenty-five live cartridges.
Police operatives arrested Oladimeji in the Berger area of Lagos state on Tuesday, November 14.
According to the statement issued by the police, the arrest of Oladimeji is still being investigated.
Lagos: Driver surrenders to police after crushing LAWMA officials to death
Meanwhile, Lagos police confirmed on Tuesday that the driver who accidentally crushed two sweepers to death is in custody.
The state police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known on Tuesday through a statement.
Hundeyin noted that although the driver turned himself in, he would be charged with manslaughter and not murder.