19-Year-Old Boy Steals N1.5m, Other Valuables From Lebanese Boss
19-year-old Idris Abubakar of Pindiga was living life to the fullest.
The source of his sudden lavish lifestyle became a concern to many who knew him before he hammered.
Some even thought he had entered the world of internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo.
It was however discovered that the source of Idris’ sudden breakthrough was as a result of stealing from his Lebanese boss.
Idris was arrested by officers attached to Pindiga division of Gombe State Police Command.
The suspect was said to have, upon his arrest, confessed to the police that he stole 4,000 US dollars from his master, a Lebanese national who employed him as a domestic servant in Kano.
The police said 4,000 US dollars (40 pieces) of 100 dollar notes and the sum of N21,000, one Infinix Hot 6 handset, one MP3 player, two pairs of canvas shoes, one pair of rubber shoe and 17 pieces of chocolate were recovered from him.
In a statement issued to Bounce News in Gombe on Tuesday, August 28th, the Gombe state Police Commissioner, Shina Tairu Olukolu said the suspect has since been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department [CID] Kano state police command for prosecution.
The statement signed by the image maker of the Gombe state police command, DSP Obed Mary Malum also said the command arrested a man who went to NEPA transformer at Pindiga beside Senator Danjuma Goje’s house with a view to siphon fuel from a fuel dump.
The suspect, 38-year old Babagida Mohammed of bye-pass quarters Gombe, escaped to the bush and left behind his motorcycle with registration number FCE 787 FG and two empty 25 liters jerry cans.
He re-emerged along Alkaleri – Pindiga road and claimed to have been attacked by armed bandits who snatched his motorcycle.
He was advised to report to police where he was arrested after he was identified by the security watchman.
According to the statement the suspect has confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be arraigned in court.
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