SEE How This Car That Was Stolen During A Church Service Was Finally Found.. Thiefs Nabbed
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Men of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
police command have recovered a Honda car
allegedly stolen at the premises of the Catholic
Church in Area 3, Garki, Abuja.
The police, according to our source, were said to
have sent signals about the stolen vehicle with
registration number EX 421 ABJ after it was
reported at the Garki Police Station to have
been removed from where it was parked by the
wife of the car’s owner.
The source added that, few days later, the owner
of the stolen vehicle received a call from one
Simon in Kubwa that two men, who claimed
that the owner of the vehicle was s!ck had
wanted to raise money by selling the car.
The caller, who according to our source, was
said to have gotten the phone number of the
owner from a bank teller in the vehicle,
informed him that upon agreement of a sum
N150,000, a part payment of N90,000 was
given to the suspects.
“He said when he paid the money, he was
uncomfortable and decided to search the vehicle
and was able to find some items including a
bank teller in the car which made him become
suspicious of the deal. He consequently called
the phone number on the bank teller which
happened to be that of the car owner. The
owner of the vehicle then advised him to play
along with the car sellers, he then immediately
contacted the police,” the source said.
The suspects, the source added, were arrested
by the police when they went for the balance of
the agreed sum.
When contacted, FCT police spokesperson,
Deputy Superintendent Hyelhira Altine Daniel,
confirmed the arrest and stated that when the
car was brought to the man to buy, he was
“But upon hearing the price, he was surprised
and called a police officer, who interviewed the
suspects. They told the officer that the owner of
the car needed money. So they decided to buy
the car but the buyer was not still convinced, he
took it upon himself to search the car.
Unfortunately, the car was stolen from a church
premises, so the buyer searched the car and saw
a number. He decided to call the number and
eventually discovered that it was the owner’s
number he called,” the PPRO stated.
She said the suspects were eventually arrested
and upon interrogation they confessed to the
“They said the planning of the crime took two
weeks. They said after taking the vehicle, it was
kept in Kubwa and then a buyer priced it but he
could not pay, so another buyer was sorted for.
They also confessed to have used a master key to
open the vehicle,’’ the police woman said.
The police spokesperson said investigation is
still ongoing on the matter.