A Toyota Camry 2012 model, snatched at gunpoint at Federal University of Technology (FUTA) North Gate in September has been recovered in Abuja by detectives from Ondo State Police Command.
GoldenNewsNg reports that A suspect paraded by at the state Police Command headquarters, Alagbaka, Akure on Wednesday, Patrick Ejeh was said to have been in possession of the stolen car.
According to the spokesperson for the state command, Funmilayo Odunlami, a Superintendent of Police(SP) told newsmen during the parade that the red colour Toyota Camry was with registration number Lagos AKD 972 HR and Chassis number was 4TIBFIFK6CU576240.
But at the point of recovery of the car, the registration number has been changed to Abuja ABJ 460 HR.
Fielding questions from newsmen, Patrick claimed that the vehicle was handed over to him by one Johnson Audu, who is at large, to sell.
He said Johnson told him he bought the car at N1.8 million.
According to Patrick, “I didn’t snatch the car. Johnson Audu gave me the car to help him sell. He gave me N100,000 as a gift. He told me he bought the car for N1.8 million. He showed me the original documents.
Police spokesperson Odunlami stated that ” A Toyota Camry 2012 model, red colour with Chassis number 4TIBFIFK6CU576240, Registration number AKD 972 HR was snatched from the owner at gun point on 3rd September, 2022, at about 2100hrs, at her residence, around FUTA North gate.
“Through intelligence gathering, Detectives trailed the robbers down to Abuja where the said vehicle was recovered on 18th October, 2022. One Patrick Ejeh ‘m’ Aged 35 of Dutse Alhaji, Tipper Garage Junction, Abuja, was arrested while other gang members are currently at large. An investigation is in progress.”
A police source revealed that it took the detectives so long to track the vehicle because it had no tracker device.
Odunlami, however, said the suspect would be arraigned as soon as the investigation is completed while police is on the trail of other members of the syndicate.
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