- A gateman, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe, employed to secure a building and the cars in it wanted to sell one of the vehicles
- While on his way to the buyer's place, officers of Cross River state police spotted Godswill and gave him a good chase
- The gateman who has confessed to the criminal act revealed that he wanted to sell the Toyota Camry for N350,000
A gateman, Godswill Ezekiel Ugbe, has been arrested for trying to sell his employer's car for peanuts in Calabar. He was caught by the operatives of Cross Rivers state police command.
The man was apprehended by the command's anti-kidnapping squad while he was driving the said car to a buyer's place.
Police intelligence gathering
Vanguard reports that the Toyota Camry car with plate number, KT114LH, was recovered through intelligence gathered by the police.
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While the operatives were on patrol along Atimbo Akpabuyo road, they sighted the car. When they approached, the driver sped off, making the police chase him.
According to the police relations officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, the man was arrested on Tuesday, November 30, and his employer lives abroad.
Ugbe confessed to the crime
The suspect was employed to safeguard the man’s building and the cars inside. He later decided to sell one of the vehicles.
The police boss who revealed that Ezekiel was trying to sell the car for N350,000 said that he has confessed to the crime and would be taken to court very soon.
See his photo below:
At the time of writing this report, his story has gathered over 1,000 comments and more than 30,000 likes when it was reshared by @instablog9ja.
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Legit.ng compiled some of them below:
"Dem suppose arrest buyer."
"Baba won start December promo."
"Later they will say don’t judge a book by its cover."
"How he take get the papers and the buyers self gan them suppose kill two of them together."
"Baba want use the 350k see front for Christmas."
"They suppose arrest the buyer too how you go wan buy car for 350k… Do you think you are in shoprite~children’s toy section."
Man impersonated EFCC
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a man, Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde, who reportedly impersonated the agency for his selfish interest.
In a press release by the Commission on its official Instagram page, it revealed that Babatunde reportedly defrauded yahoo boys (internet fraudsters) of more than N38 million.
People have since reacted to the photo of the man posted by the commission on its Instagram account.