Police arrest man, recover stolen vehicle

The Police Command in Ebonyi on Tuesday said it arrested one Sunday Nwankwo, aged 52 years, over car theft in the state.

This is contained in a statement issued to journalists by the Command’s Spokesperson, Loveth Odah, in the capital Abakaliki.

It explained that the arrest was made possible through the police operatives attached to Ebonyi Command’s Special Crack Squad on May 8.

The statement revealed that on May 6, at about 2:00 p.m., a case of stolen vehicle was reported by one Ugo Nnachi, through a distress call that her driver made away with the car.

“The driver, Sunday Nwankwo, a native of Okposi Eyim Umuoghara in Ezza North Local Government Area (LGA), made away with her Toyota Hilux, with Reg. No EDA-630-AA, Chassis number MROHSCDIH0915349, and white in colour.

“As we got the information, the Special Crack Squad swiftly went into action on Sunday, May 8.

“They trailed the suspect to Ogidi in Idemili LGA of Anambra State where he had gone to sell the vehicle to his syndicates but the suspect was arrested and the Toyota Hilux recovered and brought back to Ebonyi State.

“Other syndicates are at large, and concerted efforts are ongoing towards arresting the fleeing accomplices,” the statement read.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, commended the efforts of officers of the command for foiling the theft.


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