The Police in Yobe has arrested a 35-year-old man, Usman Ali, for allegedly stealing over 200 cell phones and other valuables in Damaturu.
“The culprit on Jan. 7, 2022 at about 0600hrs apprehended by police detectives of the Crack Squad Unit after responding to a distress call from the Ward Head of Marfa-Kallam Village, where over four houses were trespassed into and many valuables carted away in one night.
“The suspect specialised in intruding into unsuspecting victim’s houses at night while sleeping, thereby stealing all valuables that come to their sight, ranging from cell-phones, TV sets, money, jewellery among others.
“And when it is getting dark in the evening, they hibernate in some secluded location and come out at midnight to perpetrate their heinous acts.
“They usually operate within the hours of 0200hrs to 0300hrs by sneaking quietly into houses through doors, windows or other penetrable openings.
He said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspect stole more than 200 cell phones over the years, and sold at a minimum price of N800 each.
He said that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation was concluded.