Niger: Police arrest suspected notorious car thief


The police command in Niger has arrested a roadside mechanic suspected to be a notorious car thief.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said in a statement on Friday in Minna that the suspect (name withheld) stole his customer’s Toyota Pontiac Vibe.

Abiodun said that the arrest followed intelligence report on Sept.18.

“The suspect confessed that he stole the car from Dutsen-Kura and drove it to Kaduna and Zamfara states to sell.

“He further confessed that he had stolen a Honda Accord at F-layout area of Minna, and a Toyota RAV4 from Barkin-Sale.

The spokesman said that the suspect was able to drive the Toyota Pontiac Vibe with the use of a fabricated key.

According to Abiodun, the mechanic confessed that he took all the allegedly stolen vehicles to Kaduna for sale.