The police in Katsina state have arrested 18-year-old Zinatu Abubakar, pictured above, for allegedly drugging a man in an attempt to steal his motorcycle. Parading her before newsmen, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, said Zinatu was a member of a syndicate the specialiese in stealing motorcycles in the state.
He said she tricked the owner of the motorcycle into chewing a chocolate bar, which made the victim become unconscious and thereafter she carted away with the motorcycle.
“On August 29, at about 10:00hrs, based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting a female member of a notorious syndicate of motorcycle thieves that specialised in deceiving unsuspecting motorcycle riders by offering them poisoned chocolates. Nemesis caught up with one Zinatu Abubakar, ‘aged 18 years of Hayin Danmani Quarters, Kaduna State when she chattered a commercial motorcycle, ridden by one Gide Wada, aged 25 years, of Yarhaka village, Batagarawa LGA of Katsina State from Kofar Kaura to Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina township.
With the good efforts of nearby Good Samaritans who witnessed the incident, the said suspect, Zinatu Abubakar, was arrested while her cohorts, one Abubakar and Chairman took to their heels and escaped.
The suspect confessed to have used the same modus operandi in Kaduna and Kano and robbed innocent cyclists of their motorcycles. Effort is in top gear to arrest other members of the syndicate,” he said