The Abia state Commissioner of Police (CP), Joshak Habila, said that his command has recovered two more vehicles which were stolen by a fake army officer, Ahanna Chinagorom Ogwezi, from car shops, who wears army uniform to dupe people.
Speaking in Umuahia while parading some armed robbery suspects, Habila, said that his command has been doing a follow up on the case of the fake army officer, who was paraded by him in January this year.
Habila said that his men have recovered a black Toyota Avalon (Sport) 2004 model, which was stolen from a custom officer in Onitsha, Anambra state in December last year and sold to one Japhet at Owerri.
The Abia CP said that the suspect had sold the car to Japhet at the cost of eight hundred and fifty thousand naira (N850, 000), adding that the fake soldiers used fake custom documents to sell the car.
He said that the police have also recovered a Lincoln MKX SUV black colour belonging to Bright Oranta, which was stolen at Asaba, Delta state and sold to Pastor Olatunde in Calabar, Cross River state at the cost of N4.3 million, adding that the car was stolen from Ikechukwu who is car dealer.
Habila said that a Toyota Highlander SUV which was stolen in Enugu in 2013 from the owner, Tony Mba and sold to one Kingsley in Warri Delta state, stressing that Kingsley later sold the car to one Pastor Yomi in Port Harcourt at the cost of N2.8 million, “From whose possession the vehicle was recovered”.
It could be recalled that the fake soldier who specializes in stealing of exotic cars from car shops while wearing military uniform is currently facing charges at the court.
While parading the armed robbery suspects, Habila said that a sister security agency in the state transferred to the command three suspected armed robbers, Chimnonso Ikpegbu aka Ojingwa, Emeka Acha aka Osuofia and Chijioke Kingsley Ifeanyi.
The CP said that three were arrested on the allegation of being car snatching syndicate, “The suspects are ex-convicts have been involved in series of car snatching incidents on gun point and Ikpegbu and Acha have confessed to the crimes”.
Habila said that during interrogation that Ikpegbu led the team to Ndoro in Ikwuano local government area of the state, “Where a locally made pistol was recovered in a kiosk, while efforts are being made to recover the stolen vehicles”.