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Woman steals N12,000 at wedding in Maiduguri

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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno State said it has arrested a 27-year-old spinster, Zainab, over theft of N12,000 at a wedding ceremony in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The Commandant of the corps, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, who disclosed this yesterday, said the suspect was arrested after she stole some valuables at the wedding.


Abdullahi said the suspect usually dressed in expensive attires to attend wedding ceremonies with intent to steal from guests.

According to him, on January 1, a lady reported to the command that her purse containing money was stolen and presented a picture of the person she suspected.

“Similarly,” he added, “on January 6, a purse belonging to some women was stolen at a wedding in Polo area of Maiduguri.

“The suspect was identified through CCTV video footage.”

The commandant disclosed that handbags, four cell phones, two goggles, $100 dollar note and N12,000 were recovered from the suspect.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen assorted items from various wedding events in the city.


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