Police capture notorious man and woman car snatching syndicate, recovers 21 vehicles in Jos


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A notorious car snatching group consisting of just one woman and a man has been finally arrested in Jos with 21 cars and weapons recovered. See them here!

Following several reports of cars being snatched at the car park of Jos University Teaching Hospital, the Nigerian Police STS (Special Tactical Squad) has now finally apprehended the notorious duo behind this criminality. They are identified as one Bashir Isiaku, 34 and his accomplice which happens to be a woman who keeps weapons for him.


Faces of the criminal duo that has been allegedly snatching cars from people at Jos University Teaching Hospital car park

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DCP Frank Mba – spokesperson for the Nigeria police squad that arrested this car snatching syndicate told the press that the man, Bashir, is surprisingly a graduate of one Nigerian Polytechnic, who was tracked down after so many painstaking investigations and efforts. DCP Mba explained that the suspect “Bashir” alongside his female accomplice “Amina Yakubu” uses customized master keys made from screwdrivers to break into parked vehicles.

According to the DCP, these car thieves focus on and mostly steal cars that have little to no security features like steering locks or pedals.

According to DCP Mba’s public statement, twenty-one (21) cars were recovered from the syndicate as well as their criminal cohorts whose names are listed below;

  • Rilwanu Garba (Funtua)
  • Ibrahim Hassan
  • Kabiru Aliyu
  • Sikiru Danjuma
  • Bashir Abba
  • Dodo Danbello (Sokoto)
  • Mudeen Adelera
  • Nasiru Bello
  • Hassan Bawa
  • Magazine Garba (Kucheri)
  • Yushehu Abdullahi (Tsafe)
  • Abdulrazaq Adekoya (Gusau)
  • Kabiru Aliyu (Marafa)

Also, the DCP listed the names and number of units of each car model recovered respectively as;

  • Opel Vectra (2)
  • Toyota Camry (1)
  • Honda CR-V (1)
  • Toyota Carinae (2)
  • Golf-3 (7)
  • Toyota Corolla (1)
  • Honda Civic (6)
  • Toyota Avensis (1)

As of the time of receiving this report, the police say further investigations are still ongoing to probably recover more vehicles. It was also stated that the arrested suspects will be soon charged to court to face the law.

The Nigeria Police has cracked down on car thieves all over the country in recent times. There has also been an increase in car vandalism and thefts, just like these Lagos vandals and thieves that stole parts worth hundreds of thousands. 

It is obvious that the police in Enugu have been working really hard in the past months to curb crimes in the state. See a video of Notorious Kidnappers arrested a few months ago;

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)


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