Rivers Security Guard Apprehended for Stealing Customer’s Car

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The Rivers State Police Command has announced the arrest of a security guard, Meshark Monday, for allegedly stealing a car along Aba Road in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Police reports indicate that Monday attempted to sell the vehicle, which belonged to a customer and was under repair at his workplace, before being apprehended.

Grace Iringe-Koko, the spokesperson for the state police command, provided details in a statement released on Sunday.

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The statement reads, “Meshark Monday, a 27-year-old from Ogoni in Rivers State, was apprehended by operatives of the Olu Obasanjo Division on May 2 around 12:45 am. He was caught driving a Toyota Corolla along Olu Obasanjo Road.

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“Monday’s suspicious behavior drew the officers’ attention as he tried to evade them near the G.R.A junction. After a high-speed pursuit along Aba Road, he was successfully detained.

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“During interrogation, Monday, a security officer at Geepap Mobile Company, confessed to the theft. Despite his two-year tenure, he had hidden his driving skills. He admitted to stealing the car in a moment of desperation to sell it and improve his life circumstances.”

Iringe-Koko revealed that Geepap’s General Manager, Mr. Godfrey, was unaware of Monday’s driving abilities, as the stolen vehicle was being serviced.

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She added, “The case has been charged to court. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing to apprehend Monday’s accomplices in the car theft ring.”

Iringe-Koko also conveyed a message from the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, urging individuals to install security cameras and alarms to prevent such incidents during non-working hours.

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