Gateman made effort to sell employer’s car worth N3m for N350k in Calabar


The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe for allegedly attempting to sell his employer’s car for a paltry 350,000 naira in Calabar.

The suspect, who was arrested by the Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad AKCS, while driving the car to the potential buyer place was intercepted around Akpabuyo LGA.

The feat is coming barely 3 days after PCRC awarded the Commander of AKCS (Dragon), SP Abdulhameed Awodi for quality Service.

According to a security source, the Car, a Toyota Camry with Reg No: KT 114 LH was recovered through intelligence-led policing by Dragon squad.

Leakblast gathered that while on patrol along Atimbo Akpabuyo road the Dragon squad sighted a Toyota Camry which they suspected was stolen on approaching the vehicle the driver zoomed off heading towards Bakassi where Dragon chased him and apprehended him.

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Further findings revealed that the suspect, Godswill Ugbe whose employer lives abroad employed him as a gateman and security guard to watch over his property including the building and two cars where he removed the car to sell at 350,000 naira before he was arrested in the process.

When contacted Tuesday, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the arrest adding that the suspect will soon be charged to court.

“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, AKCS, 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 3 million naira.

“He has confessed to the crime and would be charged to court as soon as possible,” she said.

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