Vigilante nab man over goat theft in Abaji

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Mem­bers of a vigilante group have ar­rested a 23-yearold man, iden­ti­fied only as At­tahiru, for al­legedly steal­ing a goat in the Abaji main mar­ket on Sun­day at about 3:00p.m.

A mem­ber of the vigilante group, who pre­ferred anonymity, said the sus­pect was ar­rested af­ter he was caught slaugh­ter­ing the goat.

He said the vigilante mem­bers were on pa­trol when they heard a goat bleat­ing and moved to­wards the di­rec­tion.

He said the sus­pect, on sight­ing the mem­bers of the vigilante group aban­doned the goat and took to his heels.

“He had slaugh­tered the goat and was about put­ting it into a sack when he saw us and tried to run away. We pur­sued and ap­pre­hended him,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the sus­pect was taken along with the goat car­case to the chief’s palace, be­fore he was later handed over to the po­lice in the area.

When con­tacted, the Abaji Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO), DSP David Kolo, con­firmed the in­ci­dent.

“Although, we are yet to know the owner of the goat, the sus­pect had slaugh­tered it,” he said, ad­ding that he would be pros­e­cuted af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­cluded.

A sus­pected goat thief

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