Men of the Niger State Police Command have arrested one Ahmed Aliyu for allegedly stealing two horses from a farm.
The suspect, who hails from Zaria, Kaduna State, was said to have been visiting the farm in Chekungi village via Bida, under the guise of horse grooming and racing before he stole the two horses.
He was said to have hidden the horses in a bush and contacted a driver who would help him convey them to Kaduna before he was caught.
The state police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday.
The statement read, “On October 4, 2023, around 2.30pm, a case of missing horses from a farm at Chekungi village via Bida, Niger State was reported at ‘A’ Division Bida, that around 9.10pm on October 3, two female horses were missing from the stable where about five horses were kept.
“The complainant strongly suspected one Ahmed Aliyu of Zaria, Kaduna who was on the farm and had been visiting the farm for horse grooming and racing.
“The suspect was immediately arrested from the farm and during interrogation, he confessed to the crime that he moved the two horses to a nearby bush, while he later hired a vehicle from the park to move the horses to Kaduna at a cost of N100, 000.
“Based on the confession, the driver of the vehicle was contacted and he dropped the horses at Mararaban-Jos, Kaduna, while another vehicle was arranged to convey the horses back to Bida.”
The police spokesman said the suspect was in custody and the case was under investigation.