- A 20-year-old man who allegedly stole 6 goats from a village in Jigawa has been arrested by NSCDC operatives
- The alleged theft was reported to the NSCDC by the owners of the livestock, after they had traced the thieves to a market
- The case is currently being investigated and the suspect would soon be charged to court
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa said it had arrested a 20-year-old man over an alleged theft of six goats.
The corps’ spokesman, DSC Adamu Shehu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday, February 14, that the suspect was arrested in Buji local government area of the state.
NAIJ.com gathers that Adamu said that the suspect allegedly conspired with three others, now at large, and stole the goats in Shafori village.
He explained that the suspect was arrested after owners of the stolen goats traced them to one of the markets in the area.
The spokesman added that the owners quickly reported the matter to the community leader who later reported it to the NSCDC office in the area.
“The suspect was nabbed by our men after we received a report about the incident from the head of Shafori community.
“He was arrested at about noon on Tuesday and his three accomplices are now at large," the spokesman said.
According to him, investigation into the case is ongoing after which the suspect would be charged to court.
Adamu said the corps had launched a manhunt to arrest the three fleeing suspects.
In a related development, NAIJ.com previously reported that two men, Adegoke Atanda (65) and Obe Adegbola (50) were arraigned before an Osun chief magistrate’s court, for allegedly stealing six chickens belonging to Senator Olu Alabi.
Senator Alabi represented the Osun central constituency at the upper legislative chamber between 1991 and 1992; and was also a former chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority.
The chickens, said to be worth N9,600, were reportedly stolen from the senator’s farms in the Oke Onitea area of Osogbo, the state capital, around 10pm on February 10, 2018.
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