18-Year-Old Arrested For Stealing 16 Plasma TV Sets Worth N1.2 Million And Selling Them For N350k

An 18-year-old boy identified as Sadiq Isma’il has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for reportedly stealing 16 Plasma TV sets.

According to the Kano State Police Command spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa Haruna, a covert investigation which began on Wednesday, June 22, resulted in the arrest of Abdullahi Muktar, the man who bought the TV sets from the suspect.

The suspect upon interrogation confessed to have stolen the TV sets and sold it to Abdullahi Muktar and used some of the money to lodge into a hotel with his girlfriend.

A statement released by the police spokesperson reads; “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 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.

Sustained intelligence-led follow-up resulted in the arrest of the principal suspect, Sadiq Isma’il, 18, 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.

Sadiq also confessed to have sold the TV sets each at N21,875.00 amounting to N350,000 and used some of the money to book a hotel room with his girlfriend.

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