By Juliet Odey
The Niger State police command has arrested a suspected car theif, Yusuf Duguri of Gedi-Gedi area of Zaria Road, Kano State, for alleged car theft.
The police said that the suspect approached one Umar Abdulazeez of Bagdad Motors, Bauchi, on the pretext that he wanted to buy his Honda Accord car with registration number YAB734 AR.
Satisfied with the demand of Duguri, the car dealer, handed the car key to him only for Duguri to flee with the car.
Duguri who committed the offence alongside his friend, Abubakar Adamu, said he was compelled to indulge in the deviant action in order to mobilize funds with which he intended to marry another wife after the death of his first wife.
According to Duguri, his failure to get a job even though he was a qualified driver, made him to team up with Adamu and others to commit the crime.
He further disclosed that his team operate in all the states in the north depending on the information given by their informant and the location of vehicles.
“I wanted to stop car theft but when my wife and father died the same day, I had to look for money to remarry because I can’t stay alone.
“Honestly, my plan was that once I got enough money to marry, I would quit the business,” Duguri said.
Commenting, the spokesman of Niger Police command, Muhammad Abubakar, said Duguri and his accomplices have confessed to stealing three vehicles from Bauchi before they were arrested in Suleja while negotiating to sell a stolen car .
By Juliet Odey