CITY NEWS Dismissed prison warden allegedly steals boxers, chocolates Kidnapping: ‘Parent should warn their children against taking gifts’
The police in Gwarinpa have arrested a dismissed prison warden for allegedly stealing two pair of boxers and chocolates from a popular store on Third Avenue.
Police sources said seven phones were among items recovered from the suspect and his accomplice.
A source said the manager of the store which runs a 24/7 service reported the suspects at the police station at about 12:00a.m. on Wednesday.
The Gwarinpa Divisional Police Officer, CSP Nuruddeen Sabo confirmed the incident.
He said, “Kyari Abdullahi and Abubakar Adamu all of Wuse Zone 4 stole the following items inside the super market: two boxers, four chocolates, two fancy pens and shoe polish.”
He said during investigation seven phones were “recovered inside the trousers of Kyari Abdullahi, a dismissed prison warden.”
Sabo said preliminary investigation revealed that the said phones were suspected to have been stolen items from some victims. The Muslim Community Centre (MCC), Abuja has urged parents to cautioned their children against accepting gifts from strangers and people with suspicious characters in order to avoid being kidnapped.
The MCC’s Governing Board Chairman, Senator Usman Umar, said this on Tuesday at the eighth Speech and Prize Giving Day ceremony of Fou’ad Lababidi Nursery and Primary School, Abuja. He also said children should be advised to always report any strange and bad behaviours they notice in their family members.
“We should neither ignore nor take lightly the growing levels of crimes such as kidnapping and various child abuses. Parents are therefore implored to assist us in sensitising your children in addition to what the school does. “You are thus advised to warn your children against taking gifts from adults of uncertified or suspicious character even if they are close friends or one’s family members,’’ he said.
While speaking about the school, the chairman said the board had come up with a policy which allows pupils from the primary level of the institution to be absorbed into its secondary school without purchasing admission forms or sitting for entrance examinations.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Rakiya Bamalli said the school had achieved progress within the few years of its establishment.
Mrs Bamalli said the school was already working on a standard state of the art library to enrich reading and writing skills of its pupils.
But she listed late payment of school fees, lack of cooperation on school’s extracurricular activities by some parents, pupils’ improper dressing to the school and lateness to the school as some of the challenges facing the school.