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Police Arrest Man Trying To Sell His Neighbours Car



Nassarawa state police have taken into custody a notorious criminal trying to steal his neighbor’s car.

The suspect identified as Auta Balefi tried to carry out the nefarious act when his neighbor went to pick her child from a school in Abuja.

Spokesperson of the state police command ASP Ramhan Nansel, spoke on the incident via a statement on Sunday, December 5.

He stated that the suspects neighbor begged him to drive her to her daughter school so she could pick her up. When they got to the destination, the woman went to the school to get her daughter but Balefi disappeared with the car.

He said: “Police arrest notorious criminal, recover stolen vehicle. On 4/12/2021 at about 1430hrs, while acting on credible intelligence, Police operatives attached to New Karu Area Command arrested one Augustine Idom ‘M’ 28yrs old of Auta Balefi, Karu Local Government Area of the State where one Toyota Sienna, Ash in colour with registration number ABUJA RBC 234 BG was recovered from him while negotiations to sell the vehicle was ongoing.”

“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect was contacted by his neighbour to kindly assist in driving her to pick her up a child from school at Zone 3, FCT Abuja; the suspect criminally made away with the vehicle when the owner of the vehicle went into the school to pick up her child before nemesis caught up with him.”

The state commissioner of police, CP Adesina Soyemi also revealed that Balefi would be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department got further investigation.

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