Security guard allegedly steals customer’s car

CITIZENS COMPASS –A security guard in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Meshark Monday has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car belonging to a customer.

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command effected the arrest along the Aba Road axis.

Spokesperson for the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement on Sunday, May 19, 2024, said the Suspect the car was undergoing repairs at his place of work and when he allegedly stole and attempted to sell it before luck ran out of him.

The statement reads, “Meshark Monday, a 27-year-old native of Ogoni in Rivers State, was apprehended by crack operatives of the Olu Obanjo Division on May 2nd 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, advised people to install security cameras and alarms to prevent such incidents outside of working hours.

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