The Nigeria Police Force of the Nasarawa command has just apprehended one 38-year-old Solomon Onyino, suspected car thief, for stealing a Toyota Hilux pickup truck at Kurudu in Abuja recently. This arrest came just a few days after a roadside mechanic was called out for allegedly running off with customer’s car in the Eastern part of Nigeria.
The suspected car thief was nabbed by the police for stealing Toyota Hilux in Nasarawa
According to Ramham Nansel, who happens to be the Assistant Superintendent of Police, disclosed last Sunday 27th of September that the arrest of the suspected car thief was implemented by men of the Akwanga Police Division, who at the time were on a stop-and-search operation.
From further information, Nansel stated that information was received by the police of a stolen white Toyota Hilux vehicle with registration number APP 68 XM, which was said to be owned by C&I Leasing PLC, from where the car was parked in Kurudu area of the FCT, Abuja.
The Toyota Hilux pickup was stolen from where it was parked at Kurudu Area of Abuja
From further information, a special directive was issued by the police commissioner, in the person of CP Bola Longe psc(+), charging the police to search thoroughly every corner of the state in order to retrieve the stolen vehicle while bringing in the criminal to face the full force of the law.
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In compliance with such directives, the stolen Hilux was intercepted along Akwanga-Keffi road by the police officers stationed to Akwanga division on a stop-and-search mission. From what we learnt, the suspect has confessed to the car theft crime and further investigation is still ongoing on the case.
The 38-year-old Solomon Oyino has reportedly confessed to the crime in connection with the car theft
However, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State has openly made a stern warning against those who intend to involve themselves in such heinous crime in the state, to either desist or flee the state.