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27-year-old Man Steals Car, Repaints it within 8 Hours in Kwara

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested by Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NDCDC), Kwara State Command for allegedly stealing a car.

The suspect, Abubakar Aliyu who is a father of two, was said to have stolen the car at a private hostel in Kwara State University (KWASU).

Spokesperson of the Command, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Monday, saying that the owner had parked the car in front of the hostel on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, around 11 p.m but was shocked when he could not find the vehicle the next day.

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He said:

“On Thursday, August 19, 2021, our intelligence and investigation department were deployed to look out for the said car upon receiving the complaint about a missing car. The incident occured at a hostel in the Malete area in Ilorin. Through an effort of the surveillance team of intelligence and investigation department, Abubakar Aliyu was arrested with the car,” the statement said.

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“Abubakar broke through the window of one of the hostel and made away with the car key thereby succeeding in stealing the said car. The suspect took the car to one painter, Adewunmi Taiwo Gabriel at his shop located at Oko Erin Area, Ilorin, where the red colour was changed to black colour. This was done under eight hours with the suspect standing by the painter and taking the car out of the place the same day,” he stated.

“The painter, Adewunmi Taiwo, may not have conspired with the suspect but acted foolishly for painting and changing the colour of the car,” he added.

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He also said that Abubakar had confessed to the crime, and both suspects are now in Civil Defense custody.

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