A 22-year-old cash wash attendant who vanished with a Benz GLK 350 in Asaba, the Delta State capital has been arrested.
The suspect named Emmanuel Chidera, who was one of the attendants at a car wash situated on the Mariam Babangida Way, Asaba, went missing with the car on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
He was arrested 15 days after by operatives of the Delta State Police Command around the Magistrate Court area in Asaba.
The owner of the car had returned to the car wash stand to pick up his car only to be “told that one of the attendants had stolen the car and escaped to an unknown destination,” the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a statement on Sunday.
According to the police image-maker, “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 aged 22 years was arrested on 14/6/2023 around 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 vehicle has been recovered, and effort to arrest his accomplices is ongoing.
“CP Wale Abass who is pleased with the effort shown by DPOS and Area commanders of the Command, also admonished them to sustain the tempo while appealing to Deltans to trust the police and help with useful information at all times.
“CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS: 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287 and 09155570007 (PPRO’S OFFICE).”