The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps said it has arrested a suspected ring leader of cell phone snatchers in Dutse on Thursday.
The corps Commandant in the state, Mr. Muhammad Gidado, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the suspect was arrested in Takur quarters.
Gidado said the suspect, Auwalu Musa, was arrested by NSCDC detectives after series of complaints of cell phones stealing from people in the area.
“The syndicate specialised in stealing expensive cell phones which they hide in refuse dumps, and after gathering a reasonable number of them, they take them to Kano for sale,” he said.
Gidado said upon investigation, the suspect made confessional statement which was corroborated by some complainants who had lost their cell phones to the hoodlums.
The commandant said three smart phones; BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy and Nokia were recovered from the suspect.
He said the suspect would soon be charged to court.