A 28 year old car wash attendant, Sam Ogechi, has been arrested after he stole an SUV and ran away with to Abia State.

The Toyota Venza SUV belonging to his boss was stolen 48 hours after his employment date.

The suspect, was later tracked to Ohafia, Abia State, where he fled to with the vehicle planning to sell the SUV for N1.5m.
He parked it at the Games Village, Umuahia.

He was caught by operatives of the FCT Police Command Anti-car Theft Unit.

The 28-year-old explained that he borrowed N80,000 from a friend to repaint the vehicle.

He said, “I convinced one of my friends, Umeh, to lend me N80,000. I gave the painter N50,000, and used the balance to fuel the vehicle and sort out some expenses. I wanted to sell the SUV to raise money for my education.

According to Detectives, the car owner had asked Ogechi to wash  it, but he requested the key to warm up the engine.

“When the woman asked if he knew how to drive, he said no. No sooner did she step out of her shop than Ogechi disappeared with the SUV. We began to track him. We later arrested him in Ohafia, using a female bait,” the detective added.

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