CITY NEWS Po­lice ar­rest car snatcher at Kubwa

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Terkula Igidi

The po­lice have ar­rested a sus­pected car snatcher and re­cov­ered two pistols at Kubwa, Abuja.

A po­lice source, who spoke to City News, said that the sus­pect and his ac­com­plice, now at large, had snatched a Honda 2008 model car from a res­i­dent at gun­point near the NNPC junc­tion, close to the pedes­trian bridge on Satur­day, around 9:47 p.m.

“The driver of the car took oneway and just as he reached NNPC junc­tion, two peo­ple ac­costed him and de­manded him to sur­ren­der the car to them,” the source said.

“They pointed a gun at him and with­out re­sis­tance, he sur­ren­dered the car to them. He, how­ever, raised an alarm and some Good Samaritans alerted the po­lice pa­trol team who pur­sued the sus­pects and re­cov­ered the car.”

The source added that the sus­pects aban­doned the car and took to their heels when they saw the po­lice pa­trol van com­ing af­ter them. He said that one of the sus­pects was ar­rested while his ac­com­plice es­caped.

When con­tacted on phone, the Divi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) of Kubwa, CSP Nu­rud­deen Sabo, said that the sus­pect was in po­lice cus­tody and he has con­fessed to the crime.

“The sus­pect is co­op­er­at­ing with our men,” Sabo said.

“He con­fessed to snatch­ing a Toy­ota Corolla be­fore the cur­rent in­ci­dent. He also took our men to his hide­out in Byazhin Across where we re­cov­ered two pistols with four rounds of am­mu­ni­tion.”

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