Friday, 19 October 2018
Fake soldier arrested for stealing jeep in Ondo
Ondo State Police Command said Wednesday it arrested a man, Abubakar Aliu, for stealing a Toyota Sequia in Ondo.
State public police officer Femi Joseph said the suspect wore an army uniform and claimed to be a colonel when he committed the crime.
The PPRO explained that the suspect had stolen the vehicle with the registration number AGL 230 EH in a workshop in the city of Ondo and brought the vehicle to the state of Kogi, where he was later arrested by the police.
He said, "The case was reported on October 5, 2018, in the Enu-Owa Police Division in Ondo and later transferred to the Area Command in Ondo.
"It was alleged that an Abubukar Aliyu, who claimed to be Col. Farouk Aliyu, was going to a mechanic's workshop in the Oka area of Ondo with a Peugeot 406 marked LAGOS SMK 927 AGL for repair.
After seeing a Toyota Sequia Jeep for sale in the workshop, he showed interest in buying and negotiated the price for N1.2m. He took the vehicle for a test run, but did not return.
"However, he was drawn to Gegu Beki in the Kogi state and arrested."