Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Gateman arrested while trying to sell employer’s N3million car for N350k in Calabar

The Operatives of the Cross River State Police Command have arrested a gateman, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe, for attempting to sell his employer’s car, estimated to cost N3 million for only N350,000 in Calabar.

The suspect was accosted by the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Squad while driving the car to a buyer’s place along Atimbo/Akpabuyo Local Government Areas of the state beside the roadside.


According to Vanguard Newspaper, a security source said the Car, a Toyota Camry with Reg No: KT 114 LH, was recovered through intelligence-led policing by Dragon squad.


It was gathered that while on patrol along Atimbo Akpabuyo road the Dragon squad sighted a Toyota Camry which they suspected was stolen, on approaching the vehicle the driver zoomed off heading towards Bakassi where Dragon chased him and apprehended him.


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, November 30, said, “He is a gateman employed to safeguard a compound and some cars since the owner and his employer lives abroad, but he decided to try selling off one of the cars.


Unfortunately for him, men of the Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad, AKCS, on patrol suspected that the car was stolen and went after him, after his arrest they discovered he was trying to sell the car for a meagre N350,000, that car is about 3 million naira.


The gateman has confessed to the crime and would be charged to court as soon as possible.”

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