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Fake worshippers steal car during Juma’at prayer

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Olaleye Aluko, Abuja

Two suspected car thieves, Abdullahi Musa and Aminu Adamu, have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for stealing a Honda Civic during a Juma’at prayer in the GRA area.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspects, who posed as worshippers, gained entry into Abu Huraira Mosque in the area and removed the car, with number plate, BAU 787 AE, from where it was parked. The incident happened on May 5, at about 2.30pm.

It was gathered that after the owner, one Abubakar Matori, finished prayer, he could not find the car and alerted the police.

Northern City News learnt that the two suspects, aged 25 and 27 respectively, were apprehended along Bauchi-Maiduguri Road, while the car was recovered.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspects had been charged to court.

He said, “Following actionable intelligence by operatives, the suspects were arrested and the vehicle recovered. The suspects have confessed to several car thefts and they have been charged to court.”

Also, a suspected drug peddler, Abubakar Yakubu, was arrested on Thursday by the command at Marraraban Katagun Market, at about 3pm.

Our correspondent learnt that the 30-year-old suspect was found in possession of 1,018 pieces of tablets, suspected to be hard drugs.

“The case is under investigation,” Mohammed added.

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