CAR WASH OPERATOR ABSCONDS WITH CLIENT’S CAR
A suspect, Emmanuel Nwachukwu, 23, arrested for allegedly stealing a car, has said hardship and frustration led him to the crime.
Nwachukwu, who was working at Lace Bar in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, reportedly made away with a Toyota Camry with number plate, KTU 721 EJ, that was brought to a car wash attached to the bar on April 6, 2019.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ene Okon, who confirmed his arrest, said a search for the car revealed the identity of the owner as Oluwadare Akingbola, a resident of Lagos State.
“Our enquiry has confirmed that the suspect, who hails from Umuajata Olokoro, Umuahia, is the operator of the car wash. The case will be transferred to the venue of the offence for further prosecution.”
He said hardship led him to the crime, adding that he was contemplating returning the car to the owner before he was arrested.
He said, “I am still surprised at how I was able to come back with the car. All the policemen that stopped me at different checkpoints allowed me to pass. Everything just happened by the special grace of God.”