Monday, 17 July 2017

Thieves steal N10m jewellery at Suleja market

Some suspected thieves have burgled a shop at IBB Market in Suleja and carted away jewellery worth N10.4 million.
Our reporter learnt that the incident sparked a protest by some traders in the market, demanding for the removal of the executives of the market’s union.
A trader, Kabiru Shehu, who spoke with our reporter, said the incident was discovered on Thursday morning when the owner of the shop, Malam Mohammed Bawa Mai Gold, came to open his shop at about 8:43am.
He said the shop owner discovered that the padlock on his shop was destroyed, saying immediately he opened the shop, he discovered that pieces of jewellery had been carted away.
Malam Bawa, who spoke with our reporter via telephone, confirmed the incident, saying the police went to the shop to ascertain items stolen. 
He said jewellery estimated at N10.4 million were carted away from the shop. 
According to him, his boy left home to the market at about 8:43am only to discover that all the four padlocks and burglary protector on the door had been vandalised.
When contacted, the Niger State police command spokesman, Bala Elkanah, said there was only a protest by some traders at IBB Market demanding for change of their executives.
“Although, I am also in Suleja, with my CP at the emir’s place on a visit, I will get back to you later after enquiries about what you said,” he added, but didn’t call back.

( Daily Trust)

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