Enyioha Opara , Minna
The Niger State Police Command has
arrested a three - man gang of
motorcycle thieves at different
locations in the Bida Local
Government Area of the state.
The suspects , Aliyu Aliyu , 30 , of
Mokwale area , Bida ; Dauda Ibrahim ,
34 , of Eyaruwa area of Bida ; and
Umaru Garba, 32 , of Area 1 , Bida ,
were apprehended by a team of
policemen from the ‘ B ’ Division
following a tip- off .
It was learnt that Aliyu had been
dispossessing residents of their
motorcycles , which he usually sold to
one of his accomplices, Ibrahim , for
some years now before they found
themselves in the police net.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Aliyu , out
of the seven motorcycles he allegedly
stole from unsuspected residents of
Bida , sold five to Ibrahim .
Checks also revealed that Garba was
also dispossessing residents of their
motorcycles and selling them to
Ibrahim .
Aliyu , a father of four , told our
correspondent that it was the devil
that led him into the criminal act.
He stated , “ My wife knows that I am a
motorcycle thief and that I always
dispossess innocent people of their
motorcycles and other valuables . I am
a thief and I know my mother will
regret having me as her son ; it’s
unfortunate.
“ My wife had been warning me to stop
the act and be useful to my family ; I
am ruined ; I have dragged my good
family name in the mud and I pray
they will forgive me. ”
The state Police Public Relations
Officer , Muhammad Abubakar ,
confirmed the arrest on Thursday ,
saying the suspects had confessed to
the crime .
Abubakar said the suspects also
disclosed that another seven
motorcycles were sold to one Aman of
Kpakungu , who is now at large .
He added that the operatives
recovered from them five motorcycles ,
adding that the matter would be
charged to court after investigation .