Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: Hoodlums Burgle Engineer's Car, Steal Certificates

Some hoodlums on Monday vandalised a car belonging to one Engineer Abdullahi Shehu parked at Jabi, and made away with his original educational certificates and other documents.

Police source said the victim, a staff of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Birnin- Kebbi, Kebbi State, parked his car by the road side, adjacent the Jabi district office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and entered an office in the area when the incident happened.

The source said when the victim returned some few minutes later, he discovered that his car's doors were unlocked and a box kept inside stolen.

He said the victim lodged a complaint at Life Camp police division that the stolen box contained his OND and HND original certificates of Kaduna Polythecnic, ABU Masters degree certificate, a set of coloured barbing dress, five sets of traditional wears, handsets, drivers license, National ID card, sleeping gown, wallet containing complimentary cards and N40,000 cash.

The victim, Engr. Abdullahi Shehu, said he was surprised that nobody around the place noticed when the car was being burgled.

"They carried out the operation within a few minutes. It is shocking that FCT Administration could not install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in strategic places as obtainable in other parts of the world. If these were done, the bandits might be detected and caught," he said.

Responding, Life Camp divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Mohammed Umar, confirmed the incident and pleaded with the public to stop parking their vehicles in isolated areas.

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