A suspect nabbed by the FCT Police Command, Chika Anozie said he went into stealing to treat himself of an undisclosed ailment. Anozie who is an ex-convict, was arrested while he was attempting to steal his sisters car parked at Wuse market in Abuja.
Giving details of how his arrest was made, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma said: “When you park your car at Wuse market, Anozie is one of the syndicate that specialises in vandalizing vehicles.
“On 14th August, 2018 at about 1345hrs, Police operatives from Wuse Division on routine patrol in Wuse market arrested Chika Anozie while trying to steal a Maroon Colour Nissan Almera car with reg. no. EF 60 KRD from where it was parked.
“The car belongs to his sister and we recovered from him; one master key, car battery and stereo were recovered from the suspects the suspect who is an ex-convict.”
On his part, Anozie said: “I am the one that usually takes care of the car for my sister. I did not steal a car, it is just battery of the car and stereo I stole.
“It is hunger that led me to attempt to steal her car.
“I told her that I was not feeling too well and instead of giving me money for treatment, she told me that she didn’t have money.
“Instead of dying from the sickness, I spoke with a colleague of mine and we decided to steal the battery, stereo and engine of her car where she parked it.
“We succeeded in taking the battery and stereo where she parked it at Wuse market because I got a master key from a friend.”
He added: “I have returned the battery to my sister and she has asked them (Police) to forgive me.
“I am sorry, I will not do it again, I promise.”
The CP said he would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.