Police arrest man for stealing dispatch rider’s motorcycle in Enugu

Enugu Police Command Operatives serving in Awkunanaw Police Division,

have arrested a 22-year- old man , Musa Abdullahi, in Ogbadigbo Local Government Area of Benue State, and recovered a Logistics Company’s Daylong Motorcycle, which he fraudulently stole from its rider (names withheld) at One-Day, Agbani Road, Enugu, at about 3:00 p.m. on the same date.

Pix- The suspect

Statement from the Police public relations officer,DSP Daniel Ndukwe, made available to Newsmen on Friday in Enugu, said the arrest followed the receipt of a report from the rider alleging how the suspect unsuspectingly made away with the motorcycle under the pretense of being a mechanic and could fix the motorbike, which broke down at the mentioned location in Enugu.

According to him, the arrest was made on April 1, 2024, at about 5:30 p.m and a preliminary investigation shows that the suspect, after presenting himself as a mechanic who could fix the motorcycle, asked the rider to go to the distant New Artisan, Enugu, to buy a sprocket, which he said was responsible for the breakdown of the motorbike. The rider complied but came back to meet the absence of the suspect, who had made away with the motorbike to the faraway Ogbadigbo Local Government Area of Benue State, where he was arrested by the operatives.

“Given this unfortunate criminal circumstance, the public, particularly motorists, are hereby advised to be wary of who they allow to assist them in this manner, to avoid falling prey to such criminals and their activities”, Ndukwe  said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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