An 18-year-old burglary suspect steals 16 Plasma TV sets worth N1.2m from Kano shop, sold them for N350k and used money to lodge in hotel with girlfriend

Sadiq Isma’il, 18, was detained by the Kano State Police Command on suspicion of burglary and theft, and eleven stolen Plasma TVs were found.

Speaking on behalf of the command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa Haruna claimed that a covert investigation resulted in the capture of Abdullahi Muktar, the individual who received the stolen goods.

The PPRO claims that the main suspect, Isma’il, broke into a store at Sharada Quarters and stole sixteen Plasma TVs worth N1.2m.

The suspect admitted to selling all of the stolen TVs for N350,000.00 and used some of the proceeds to pay for a hotel room for him and his girlfriend.

“On 22/06/2022 at about 0800hrs, a report was received from a resident of Sharada Quarters Kano that, on the same date, he went to his shop located at Sharada Quarters Kano, and discovered that unknown hoodlum(s) broke the window of his shop and stole sixteen (16) Plasma TV (32 inches each) valued One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,200,000:00), at Seventy Five Thousand Naira (N75,000:00) each,” he stated. 

“On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of Detectives led by SP Abdulrahim Adamu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sharada Division to trace and arrest the perpetrator(s). The team immediately swung into action.

“Sustained intelligence-led follow-up resulted in the arrest of the principal suspect, Sadiq Isma’il, ‘m’, 18 years old, of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters Kano, at a Hotel in Nassarawa LGA, Kano State where he lodged. On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he singlehandedly went to the shop around 2300hrs of 21/06/2022, broke the window and made away with the sixteen (16) Plasma TVs.

“He further confessed that he sold all the sixteen(16) Plasma TVs at Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N350,000:00), at Twenty One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five Naira (N21,875:00) each, where he used part of the money to lodge in a hotel with his girlfriend.

“Discreet investigation led to the arrest of the receiver, one Abdullahi Muktar, ‘m’, 20 years old of Gama Quarters Kano at the same hotel with the principal suspect. He led to the recovery of eleven (11) of the stolen Plasma TVs from the Kano and Bauchi States.”

The Commissioner of Police directed for advance discreet investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.

He commended the effort of the Police Officers that participated in the investigation and further reiterates that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.

18-year-old burglary suspect steals 16 Plasma TV sets worth N1.2m from Kano shop, sold them for N350k and used money to lodge in hotel with girlfriend
18-year-old burglary suspect steals 16 Plasma TV sets worth N1.2m from Kano shop, sold them for N350k and used money to lodge in hotel with girlfriend
18-year-old burglary suspect steals 16 Plasma TV sets worth N1.2m from Kano shop, sold them for N350k and used money to lodge in hotel with girlfriend

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