Two private security guards have been arrested by the police for stealing 2,500 pieces of Startimes recharge cards worth N1.5m at a warehouse in Abuja.
The suspects, Ibrahim Nuhu, 37 and Emeka Moses,27, were apprehended by policemen from the Garki Police Division.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuguri Manzah, told Punch Metro on Monday that the suspects stole the items from the Startimes warehouse where they were posted to for guard duty.
He explained that the security guards were arrested after their attempts to sell the recharge cards failed.
Manzah said, “Acting on a report and following a discreet investigation, police operatives attached to the Garki division have recovered 2,500 pieces of Startimes N600 recharge cards valued at N1.5m, stolen by Nuhu and Moses, who were private security guards.
“They stole the items from the organisation’s warehouse where they were posted to. They were arrested after their attempt to sell the recharge cards failed and the police division was immediately alerted.”
The police also said they had arrested a gang which broke into a house in Garki and stole a water dispenser.
Those arrested include Kuji Manasa, 29; Danjuma Shehu, 32; Ifeanyichukwu Denis, 29; Sadiq Buba, 21 and Muktari Abubakar, 26.
The FCT police spokesman stated that the gang leader, Manasa, made useful statements that led to the arrest of his gang members.
“He (Manasa) has made useful statements that have so far led to the arrest of other members of the syndicate who have all confessed to the crime, as well as their participation in other crimes like handbag snatching, theft, and the sale and consumption of hard drugs.
“The suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigation,” Manzah said.