Katsina state police command has arrested thirty-four suspects for allegedly looting items during the fire incident at the Katsina Central market on Monday.
Among the paraded suspects is a 43-year-old Islamic teacher, identified as Muhammadu Abba
Abba’ s wife allegedly reported him to the police after he had stuffed the looted items under one of the beds in their house.
According to the spokesman for the state Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, Abba was consequently arrested.
“This man, Muhammadu Abba is an Islamic teacher. He teaches pupils in the local Islamiyah school. Yet, that did not stop him from looting items during the fire incident at the central market.
His wife reported him to the police that he was keeping some looted items under their bed and we arrested him ”
Other suspects arrested for looting were mainly teenagers while the looted items included bales of clothes, household items, and generators, among others.
This is coming after the Katsina Central Market went up in flames on Monday morning, leading to the burning down of no fewer than one thousand shops and the destruction of billions of naira worth of items.
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