Man, 32, robbed of mo­tor­cy­cle at gun­point in Gwag­wal­ada

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A 32 year old com­mer­cial cy­clist, iden­ti­fied as Gimba Saidu, was robbed of his mo­tor­cy­cle at gun­point in Da­giri vil­lage, Gwag­wal­ada area coun­cil.

A res­i­dent, sim­ply iden­ti­fied as Ya­haya, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 2:12 am yes­ter­day af­ter three young men, sus­pected to be mo­tor­cy­cle snatch­ers in­vaded the vic­tim’s house in the area.

He said the mo­tor­cy­cle snatch­ers, who came with an­other mo­tor­cy­cle when neigh­bours were asleep shot into the air and forced the vic­tim to open his door for them.

He said the vic­tim woke up out of fear and opened the door for them and they asked him to han­dover the mo­tor­cy­cle keys to them.

“One of the thieves who was car­ry­ing a pis­tol threat­ened to shoot him if he re­fused to open his door for them and he did what they asked him to do for fear of be­ing killed,” he said.

He said the vic­tim bought the brand new mo­tor­cy­cle two weeks ago, as he de­cried re­ported cases of mo­tor­cy­cle snatch­ing and house break­ing in the area.

“In fact, we al­ways have vig­i­lante mem­bers around this area be­fore but peo­ple sud­denly stopped pay­ing which I be­lieve has been re­spon­si­ble for crime surge in Da­giri , “he said.

When con­tacted, the spokesman of the FCT po­lice com­mand, DSP An­juguri Man­zah, did not pick calls put across to him and also did not re­ply to a text mes­sage sent to his phone.

Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe

FRSC of­fi­cers try­ing to ar­rest a mo­torist at Sharp Cor­ner, Mararaba, near Abuja, yes­ter­day.

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