The Delta State Police Command has arrested a car washer, 22-year-old Emmanuel Chidera who stole a customer’s car he was paid to wash and fled with it to Benin City, Edo State.
Spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe disclosed this in a statement posted on his official Twitter handle.
Edafe said the car washer stole the vehicle, a Benz GLK 350 with the intention of selling it.
He said the suspect was arrested upon receipt of a complaint and subsequent intelligence and investigation.
He said, “The DPO GRA division received a distress call that on 30/5/2023, a man took his Benz GLK 350 to a car wash situated along Mariam Babangida way for washing but when he returned, he was told that one of the attendants had stolen the car and escaped to an unknown destination.
“On receipt of this complaint, the DPO GRA CSP Spencer Tyozua detailed detectives to embark on an intelligence-led investigation which paid off as the suspect named Emmanuel Chidera ‘m’ aged 22yrs was arrested on 14/6/2023 around the magistrate court area in Asaba.
“During the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had taken the car to Benin City in Edo state where he intend to sell the car.”
The suspect on black works at a car wash in Asaba, he stole a benz GLK he was paid to wash with the intention of selling it. He was arrested, and he led the police to Benin where the vehicle was recovered. The other four suspects are syndicate who steals vehicle, disassemble 1/2 pic.twitter.com/yKmVNNAA2z
— DSP Bright Edafe PPRO DELTA STATE (@Brightgoldenboy) June 18, 2023
The police spokesman said the vehicle has been recovered, and the effort to arrest his accomplices is ongoing.
Zhao made the declaration on his official Twitter handle.