The Cross River State Police Command has nabbed a middle-aged man, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe, for attempting to sell his employer’s car for a paltry N350,000 naira in Calabar.
The suspect was arrested by the anti-kidnapping and cultism Squad AKCS while driving the car to the potential buyer’s place around Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state.
The feat is coming barely three days after PCRC awarded the Commander of AKCS (Dragon) SP Abdulhameed Awodi for quality Service to humanity, in their just-concluded security summit, in Calabar.
Security sources said, a Toyota Camry with Reg No: KT 114 LH was recovered through intelligence policing by the 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 and on approaching the vehicle, the driver zoomed off towards Bakassi where Dragon chased him and apprehended him.
The suspect, whose employer lives abroad, employed him as a gateman and security guard to watch over his property, including the building and two cars.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspect would soon be charged to court.
“He is a gateman employed to safeguard a compound and some cars since the owner, his employer, lives abroad, but he decided to try selling off one of the cars,” the PPRO stated.
“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 350,000, that car is about 3 million naira.He has confessed to the crime and will be charged to court as soon as possible,” she added.