- Police have recovered an iPhone stolen from Abuja in India
- The phone was recovered by the officers of the Gwarinpa division
- The phone was said to been tracked through its IMEI number after it was reported stolen by a woman
Some police officers from the Gwarinpa division have recovered an iPhone 6 stolen from a Nigerian man in India.
A source within the police division said one suspect was arrested in connection with the phone recovered 14 weeks after it was stolen.
The source said, the person in India may have bought the phone unknowingly from a shop at the GSM Village in Wuse area of Abuja at the price of N200,000.
The phone was said to have been tracked through its IMEI number after it was reported stolen by a woman, City News reports.
The divisional police officer for Gwarinpa Division, Nurudeen Sabo, said the police managed to recover the phone with the support of the parents of the man in India.
Sabo said: “When we tracked the phone, we got the forensic printout of the tracking and arrested one of the soft targets that the person using the phone constantly called. The soft target took us to the house of the person using the phone."
“The parents told us that he is studying in India when we approached them. We called the boy through the number provided by the parents and he confirmed that he is using the phone in India and that somebody called Chinedu sold the phone to him before he left Nigeria."
The DPO added that the phone was received from India through a courier service and the man described the shop and person that sold the phone to him in Abuja.
“We went and arrested one Chinedu from the shop in Wuse and the suspect said it was his boss that put the phone in the shop. The boss has died,” he said.
Sabo also added that investigation was ongoing.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that four people parading themselves as operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad were killed in Rivers state.
The alleged fake SARS officers were killed by police on Saturday, December 16 at Ogbogoro community in the Obio/Akpor local government area of the state.
The commander of F-SARS in the state, Akin Fakorede, said all criminal gangs operating under any guise will be rooted out.
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