A final year student of the Department of Business Education, University of Maiduguri, Mari Paul Dirkwa accused of stealing cars was on Tuesday paraded to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Borno State Police Commissioner, Clement Adoda who conducted the parade said that the suspect had owned up to the cars theft, adding that the police were making spirited efforts to recover the vehicles from neighbouring countries where he sold them to.
His word: “Dirkwa specialized in the theft of motor vehicles was arrested by a team of special anti-robbery squad on patrol along Bama road Maiduguri following a tip-off while attempting to steal one green colour Honda Civic with registration number MKA 92 AH (Kaduna) property of one Ummi Mari Umar, female, of University of Maiduguri.”
Adoda said on interrogation, the suspect confessed to have previously stolen six assorted vehicles within Maiduguri metropolis and disposed off same at different locations within Borno state.
He said the police was making all possible efforts to recover the vehicles and the suspect be charged to court at the completion of investigation.
The suspect later told journalists that he took to car theft out of the urge to meet his selfish financial needs, and had since learnt his lesson and would want to be pardoned.
He revealed that the car stolen were sold at Nigeria’s border town with Cameroon, Gamboru, the cars are subsequently shipped out into the neighbouring countries.