A 10-year-old boy (name withheld) has been arrested by the Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over alleged theft of N500,000.
Mr Muhammad Gidado, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Kiyawa Local Government area of the state.
Gidado said that the money was stolen from the suspect’s mother residing in Jahun Local Government, adding that it was a contribution by some of the residents, which was kept in the woman’s custody.
He said the boy was arrested following reports by members of the community on how the suspect was spending money extravagantly.
The commandant stated that a new sports bicycle worth N45,000 and N250,000 was recovered from him.
Gidado said that investigation into the matter was continuing.