Two Bida Poly students arrested for alleged burglary and theft on campus


The Security Unit of The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state has arrested two students and one other for alleged burglary and theft.


Parading the suspects at the Administrative Block of the school on Tuesday, May 4, the Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Hussaini Mohammed, said that they were arrested following persistent cases of burglaries and theft on campus.

Alhaji Mohammed identified the suspects as David Abel, an ND II student of the Architectural Department and Mark Saidu, ND II, Urban and Regional Planning Department.


The third suspect, Adamu Ahmed, who operates at Panteka in Minna, often bought stolen properties from the students.


The suspects took the security personnel to different places they have burgled within the school.


Abel said his role was to move the stolen properties out of the school premises while Saidu conveyed them from Bida to Minna after every operation. Ahmed confessed to only buying the stolen items from the students.


Items recovered from the suspects included electronic appliances such as air-conditioning, plasma television, printers, home theater, industrial fans, and stabilizers.


The suspects have been handed over to police for prosecution.


Meanwhile, the Chief Security Officer warned criminals to stay away from the polytechnic, assuring that efforts are ongoing to arrest all those involved in criminal activities in the school.

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