JTF closes in on Borno car snatchers

Katherine Baffour 4 years ago 6

The JTF said the syndicate has been in the business for some time now.

According to a statement by the JTF spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the robbers were arrested last week, but the car dealers were nabbed later after interrogation.

Musa said: “JTF has arrested four armed robbers, two stolen car dealers and recovered three stolen vehicles in Maiduguri.”

He said the robbers were arrested last Wednesday at the Airport Road within the Maiduguri metropolis.

The JTF spokesman said preliminary investigation revealed the robbers have accomplices that receive the stolen vehicles and sell them.

He said: “The accomplices often give the robbers advance payment before the vehicles are sold. They have so far confessed to have received 10 stolen vehicles from the robbers.”

Musa said the dealers were arrested during a search conducted on their premises where three stolen vehicles were recovered- a Honda Accord, a Volkswagen Golf car and a Toyota Caina car.

He said the suspects have  been handed over to the Police Command for interrogation. Home Page

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