The suspect paraded by the police.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has arrested a 24-year-old suspected car snatcher, Aondofa Chanzer, who allegedly stole a Toyota Siena Bus with registration number Abuja ABC 714 FQ, belonging to his father.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure while speaking with our correspondent in Lafia on Thursday.

According to the PPRO, after commiting the crime, the suspect took the car to an unknown location and sold it but painstaking efforts by officers of the police command led to the arrest of the suspect and recovery of the vehicle.

Nansel said, “On 13/4/2023 at about 0700hrs, a complaint was lodged at Karshi Division that one Aondofa Chanzer ‘m’ 24years, took away a Toyota Siena Bus with registration number Abuja ABC 714 FQ belonging to his father to an unknown destination, and all efforts to reach him or recover the vehicle proved abortive.

“Upon receipt of the report, police detectives attached to Karshi Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Nnamdi David Udubor, launched a discreet investigation into the case.

“Consequently, on 22/4/2023 the culprit was trailed and arrested in his hideout at Karu village.

READ: Police rescue two kidnap victims in Delta State

“When the suspect was interviewed on the whereabout of the vehicle, he confessed to have sold the vehicle to one Sunday Ola of Kurudu, FCT Abuja at the rate of (#1,400,000) One Million and Four Hundred thousand Naira; and led the Police to FCT where the receiver of the vehicle was apprehended and the vehicle recovered.”

The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, had ordered for the suspect to be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation at the State’s Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia, to serve as a deterrent to others.