3-man car syndicate in Delta police net
By Philo Ezewu
Three persons and a panel-beater suspected to be car snatchers have been arrested by a combined team of the Nigeria Police Force and vigilante members in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the suspects were arrested at Oteri- Ughelli by the security agents following a tip-off at the panel beater’s workshop.
The suspects, Edward Elijah, Godwin Simeon, Timothy Odjoma and Ogbe Daniel the panel beater were arrested after they were rounded up by the security agents.
When contacted the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright could not confirm the incident, saying, ‘I am not aware’.
But a senior Police Officer attached to the Ughelli Area command who hinted of the incident (names withheld) said, “On 10th August 2021, about 14 45 hours at Ughelli, Ughelli North LGA, Delta State, the Vigilante and Nigeria Police, arrested a car-snatcher syndicate who specialize in snatching cars at gun point.
“The following persons were arrested; Edward ELIJAH, Godwin SIMEON, Timothy ODJOMA, Ogbe DANIEL a panel beaters / painter who specializes in changing the paint before selling.
“The under listed cars; Lexus 350, with registration number, DSZ 63 ME, Delta Mazda 626, with registration number, FFR 562 AA, Delta, Mercedes C.300 with registration number, KTU 04FA, Lagos were recovered from the syndicates.
“However, efforts is ongoing to recover other vehicles by the police and vigilant as investigation is ongoing”. The anonymous security source revealed. “However, efforts is ongoing to recover other vehicles by the police and vigilant as investigation is ongoing”. The anonymous security source revealed.