Niger police arrest suspected motorcycle thief

Police in Niger have nabbed an alleged motorcycle thief identified as Abdullahi Abubakar.

Abubakar, 25, of Kabe Village in New Bussa Local Government Area, was arrested for allegedly dispossessing Onyeka Ezeudu of Babanna village in New Bussa of his motorcycle.

The victim had reported to the police that two unknown persons robbed him of his motorcycle valued at N250,000 and N79,000 cash after beating him into a coma.

The suspect was said to have told the police that it was easier to sell unregistered motorcycles.

He also said that he and his accomplices steal motorcycles to reduce the number of bikes in his village.

“I snatch motorcycles that are not registered; it is easy to sell them without stress. The buyers are always available, for them it is a new motorcycle,” he is quoted as saying.

“We have a lot of motorcycle operators in my village and that was why we decided to reduce the number of motorcycles in my village by stealing and selling them at give-away prices.”

Police spokesperson in the state, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect will be charged to court after investigation.

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