A guard, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe, has been arrested by the police in Cross River State for attempting to sell his employer’s car the police estimated to cost N3 million for only N350,000.
The suspect was accosted by the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Squad while driving the car to a buyer’s place.
Sources said the Commander of AKCS (Dragon Squad), SP Abdulhameed Awodi, led the operation based on intelligence gathered which resulted in the recovery of the car, a Toyota Camry with registration No. KT 114 LH.
It was gathered that the Dragon Squad, while on patrol along Atimbo/Akpabuyo Road, saw a Toyota Camry which they suspected was stolen.
However, the driver sped off towards Bakassi when he saw the Dragon Squad approaching the vehicle. He was pursued and arrested.
It was further gathered that the suspect’s employer lives abroad and employed Ugbe to guard his property and two cars, one of which the suspect attempted to sell.
Confirming the arrest on Tuesday, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo said, “He is a gateman employed to safeguard a compound and some cars since the owner and his employer lives abroad, but he decided to try selling off one of the cars.
Unfortunately for him, men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Squad, 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 N350,000. That car is about N3 million.
“He has confessed to the crime and would be charged to court as soon as possible.”