- A bricklayer has given reasons why he ventured into robbery
- The suspected motorcycle snatcher was arrested alongside another colleague in Niger state
- He said he went into the business of robbing people of the motorcycles because his bricklaying job could not sustain him
Two suspected motorcycle thieves have been arrested by officials of the Nigeria Police in Niger state.
The suspects - Danjuma Idris, 28, and Mohammed Kudu, 27 - are said to have been terrorising Kpakungu in the Chanchaga local government area of the state.
Punch reports that the duo were apprehended while they were robbing one Johnson Emeka of Ketaren Gwari, of his Jingcheng motorcycle.
It was gathered that the suspects were sent by one Abdulsalami Abdulkareem, 27, of Farm Centre Tunga, Minna to deliver the motorcycle to one Sadam Dutse in Kaduna state.
According to Idris, they were hired to deliver the motorcycle to Dutse in Kaduna “just to get little money for survival.”
“Things are hard, l am looking for what to survive on since there are no jobs anywhere. I have been in this business of snatching motorcycles from people for years.
“The bricklayer job I was doing cannot sustain me, people are no longer building houses as before and things are hard for young men and that was why I resorted to snatching motorcycles from people,” Idris said.
He further blamed the Nigerian government for failing to provide jobs in order to reduce the rate of crime in the country.
"If government creates jobs for the youths, crime will reduce to the barest minimum," Idris said.
Also speaking, the spokesperson for the Niger police command, Muhammad Abubakar, said detectives had also arrested one Abdulsalami Abdulkareem, who allegedly connived with the suspects to steal the motorcycle.
He said the suspects would be charged to court once investigation on the matter is concluded.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Police in Borno state arrested a governorship aspirant in the state, Grema Terrab.
Terrab was arrested by officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) while delivering a speech at the event held in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
It was gathered that the politician is wanted by the police for his role in an alleged murder case which took place in his home while he was hosting a political meeting in April.
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