KATSINA: Police nabs ex-convict who stole 273 phones worth N15m

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The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an ex-convict identified as Ibrahim Lawal, who allegedly stole no fewer than 73 mobile phones worth the sum of N15 million.

The arrest of the suspect was confirmed on Friday by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, said the suspect specialises in house breaking and theft of motorcycles.

According to DSP Isah who issued a statement to newsmen, nemesis caught up with the suspect when he trespassed into the house of one Kamalu Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 33yrs of Shagari Low cost, Daura, and broke into his motor vehicle, BMW 3 Series.

He said; “On 22/04/2021 at about 07:00hrs, based on tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal, alias ‘ABBA KALA’, ‘M’, aged 23yrs of Fegi Quarters, Daura LGA of Katsina state, a notorious thief and ex-convict, a habitual criminal, who specializes in House breaking and theft of motorcycles,” Gambo stated.

“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he trespassed into the house of one Kamalu Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 33yrs of Shagari Low cost, Daura, and broke into his motor vehicle, BMW 3 Series, with registration number JW 01 DRA and stole away two hundred and seventy-three handsets valued fifteen million Naira (N15, 000, 000)

“In the course of investigation, all the stolen two hundred and seventy-three (273) GSM handsets were recovered in his possession during police search. Suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. He will be arraigned in court immediately investigation is completed,” he added.

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