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Rivers police arrest security guard for stealing customer’s car


The Rivers State Police Command said it has arrested a security guard identified as Meshark Monday for alleged car theft along the Aba Road axis of Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The police said Monday stole a customer’s car undergoing repairs at his place of work and attempted to sell it before luck ran out of him.

The spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday.

The statement reads, “Meshark Monday, a 27-year-old native of Ogoni in Rivers State, was apprehended by crack operatives of the Olu Obasanjo Division on May 2, around 12:45 a.m. driving a Toyota Corolla along Olu Obasanjo,

“Monday’s suspicious manoeuvres caught officers’ attention as he attempted to evade them near the G.R.A junction. After a high-speed chase onto Aba Road, he was successfully apprehended.

“During interrogation, Monday, a security officer at Geepap Mobile Company, confessed to his crime. Despite working there for two years, he had concealed his driving skills.”

The state police spokesperson noted that Monday, “admitted succumbing to temptation when hunger struck at midnight, stealing a customer’s car parked for maintenance, to sell and improve his life.

“Upon contacting Geepap’s General Manager, Mr Godfrey, it was revealed that Monday’s driving abilities were unknown as the stolen vehicle was undergoing repairs.”

Iringe-Koko noted that the case has been “charged to court. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing to apprehend Monday’s accomplices in the car theft ring.”

She also said the State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, urged individuals to install security cameras and alarm to prevent such incidents outside of working hours.

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