- The sum of $4,000 has been recovered from a 19-year-old boy, by police officers in Gombe state
- The security operatives were alerted by individuals who noticed the unusual spending pattern of the suspect
- The suspect has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Kano command
The police in Gombe state have recovered the sum of $4,000 (about N1.3million) from a 19-year-old boy, following his arrest in Pindiga town of Akko local government area of the state.
The arrest of the suspect, Idris Abubakar, was confirmed in a press statement issued in Gombe on Wednesday, August 29, by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Mary Malum, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that according to the statement, other things recovered from the teenager are N21, 000 cash, three bundles of wrappers and two pairs of canvas shoes.
Others were a pair of rubber palm shoes, one MP3 player, one Infinix Note mobile phone and 17 pieces of chocolate.
The command said that certain individuals who noticed the unusual spending pattern of the suspect alerted the Pindiga Divisional Police Headquarters on the 19th of August.
During interrogations, the suspect was said to have confessed to stealing the foreign currency notes from his unnamed Lebanese boss in Kano, who employed him as a domestic staff.
The command stated that the suspect had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Kano command, scene of the crime, for further prosecution.
Also, one Babangida Mohammed, 38, was allegedly arrested for siphoning fuel from a fuel reservoir within the vicinity of an electricity transformer at Pindiga Township.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the police command in Niger state arrested a gang of four thieves who deal in stealing tricycles along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
Two of the suspects, Abbas Kabir, 19, and Imrana Abdullahi, 21, were apprehended by security personnel attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).
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