A 28-year-old pastor has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a Toyota Sienna car belonging to his pastor friend in Byazhin, Kubwa, Abuja. The suspect, identified only as Destiny, was said to have been apprehended in Nsukka, Enugu State, where he took the car to. City News gathered that the suspect, who used to visit the victim’s residence, took away the car key without his friend’s knowledge.
A source said the victim needed to use the car on the fateful day, but he could not find the key. He took the spare key but on getting outside, the car was gone. The source said the suspect stole the car where it was parked, adding that the victim later reported the case to the police. The source said the suspect was arrested and detained, but he denied stealing the car during police interrogation and was bailed by the victim.
City News, however, learnt that luck finally ran out on him when he was sighted with the stolen vehicle in Nsukka after lying to the victim that he was travelling for his father’s burial.
Confirming the arrest, Kubwa DPO, CSP Nuruddeen Sabo, said the case would be transferred to the State CID after due interrogation. “The suspect was apprehended in a prayer house in his home town in Enugu State and brought to the station with the vehicle by the victim,” Sabo said.
Source: Daily Trust