Man arrested for making away with tricycle leased to him


A man in Adamawa State, Muhammed Umar has been arrested by operatives of the State Police Command for making away with a tricycle, popularly called Keke NAPEP, that was leased to him.

The 21-year-old Umar, who hails from Shuwari in a community called Old Maiduguri within the Borno State capital, cuurently resides at Bayan Tike, Kasuwan Kuturu in Mubi, Adamawa State where he perpetrated the crime.

Umar has confessed to the alleged crime, according to Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje.

Umar has narrated that he had made away with the tricycle after it was leased to him by a friend in Mubi last week, and was eventually arrested at Mararaba Mubi.

He said he had decieved his friend by telling him that a woman had requested him to convey her to a particular place in Mubi, and that she had promised to pay N2, 000.

He said he had assured his friend that he would use the tricycle for 30 minutes only, and that on his return, he would give him N1, 500, and use the remaining N500 to buy food.

He said that he, however, collected the tricycle and disappeared with it.

He pleaded for mercy, saying he had committed the act due to abject lack and pressure from his poor parents.

Speaking on the matter, the police image maker, Nguroje assured that the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of investigation.

He called on the owner of the tricycle to report at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Command with the particulars of the tricycle to claim it.

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