Muhammad Abba, a 43-year-old Islamic teacher, and 34 other suspects were on Thursday paraded by police in Katsina State, for looting items worth thousands of naira during the recent fire outbreak at the Katsina Central market.
Gambo Isah, spokesperson of the Katsina police command, told journalists at a briefing that the wife of the Islamic teacher had reported to the police, that her husband participated in looting items and hid them under their bed.
Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Katsina, Isah said the suspect was immediately arrested by police officers.
“Muhammad Abba is an Islamic teacher at an Islamiyah School, but went looting items during the fire incident at the central market. His wife reported him to the police that her husband was keeping some looted items under their bed in the house,” he said.
He further warned residents hiding looted items to return them to the police or face the full wrath of the law.