From a new report reaching us, a suspected car thief identified as Mrs. Martina Eneji, was apprehended alongside 40 suspects by the police command in Cross River State.
Cross River police paraded a suspected car thief and forty others at state's command on Monday
Sikiru Akande, who happens to be Commissioner of Police in Cross River, while speaking to the journalists at the police command in the state’s capital, revealed that the suspected car thief was intercepted by Operation Puff Adder, the command’s patrol team, on Monday 26th of July, 2021.
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The Police Commissioner disclosed that an ash-coloured vehicle with registration number UDU 333 AA was stolen at Charles Luanga Catholic Church, Essien Town, Calabar, in November 2020.
According to Akande, the patrol team intercepted a Toyota Camry with two people inside during a routine patrol on 26 July 2021. The vehicle in question, which was stolen in November 2020, was said to be owned by one Agladima Akwagiora.
The vehicle was allegedly stolen from St. Luanga Catholic Church in Essien Town by Mrs. Martina Eneji and her accomplice identified by Mohammed Sani. Akande stated that the investigation is ongoing and the force is doing everything possible to arrest their cohorts. He added that five locally-made pistols, eleven cartridges, five machetes, two-locally made rifles and wraps of illicit drugs, were among the items recovered from the suspects.
During interrogation, Eneji revealed that the stolen car was purchased by her son from an unknown person. She implored the police to allow her son to give his account after he returns from the village, which he traveled to for burial. She also pleaded for her release since the stolen car has been returned to the rightful owner.
Meanwhile, here is a clip showing the moment when car thieves stole a BMW vehicle in less than a minute:
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