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Four Students arrested fo stealing Laptops from School.

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The NSCDC, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Jigawa Command says it has arrested four students attending the Government Science and Technical College in Yankwashi Local Government Area of the state after they had stole 18 new mini Samsung laptop computers, Muhammad Durmin-Iya, the NSCDC Commandant in the state said.

The Suspected students were said to have stolen the computers from the school's computer room, he said the stolen computers were 18 out of 25 computers donated by the federal government to the institution.

He said:
“The laptop computers were about 25 in number donated to their school by the federal government for the enhancement of ICT education in their school.

“Unfortunately, these final year students decided to steal them.” 

The suspects were arrested after the school management lodged a formal complain in its office in Yankwashi Local Government Area about the stealing of the items.

He said the students made away with 12 laptops on a date unknown to him adding that another 6 were stolen by the students on July 1.

He said that the students were caught red handed by the men of the command operating around the area.

He Said:
“The first time they stole 12 of the computers, and that was when the school authorities noticed and reported to our office in the area.

“So, upon receipt of the complaint, we sent our intelligence officers to the area.

“And fortunately for us, we were able to arrest all of them while stealing another six sets of the computers on July 1.”

“We did not immediately take them to court since during their arrest, they wrote their fifth paper in WAEC.

“It was also to enable us conduct thorough investigation into the matter.”

He also said the students took advantage of the Sallah  break to remove the first set of laptops and also during the council elections on July 1, they stole another set of computers. 

He said 6 of the laptops have been recovered from them while they have already sold  12 of them.

While they were arrested, 6 of the computers were recovered while the other 12 were sold at the rate N10,000 each at Farm Centre GSM market in Kano.

“And each of the computers is valued at N70,000 in the market,” he added.

According to him, the suspects, aged 17, would be charged to juvenile court.


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