Dismissed policeman arrested for unlocking, stealing from people's cars in Maiduguri



Borno State Police Command has arrested one Shettima Mohammed, a dismissed police corporal who specialises in using master keys to unlock people's car and steal their valuables.

The suspect was paraded by ASP Nahum Daso Keneth today alongside other suspected criminals who committed several offences including from theft and vandalizing government properties, among others.

In an interview, the suspect who confessed to the crime said he was dismissed from the police service in 2011 when he allegedly used his rifle mistakenly against a lady in Bauchi State, leading to killing her.

'I started stealing when my letter of dismissal from the police reached me after spending eight months and ten days in jail,’ he confessed.

According to him, he was at the rank of corporal when he was dismissed.

The 41-year-old suspect confessed to having unlocked five cars and stolen their belongings including laptops, car batteries, bags and other valuables.

'I unlocked five cars, I steal laptops, car batteries and bags, I used to sell laptops at a price ranging from N30,000 to N40,000.’

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