An arrested car snatcher has told the police that he decided to go into armed robbery to get money to set up a business.
Crime Facts report Ukpabi whom the police describe as the leader of a car snatching syndicate in Aba, added that the current economic recession in the country and frustration as a result of his dwindling business made him consider armed robbery as an option.
The suspect who was full of regrets over his actions, said:
“I regret what I did. If I’m well funded, I can raise about 10,000 birds without losing one. I’m not boasting about it, I can do that very well right from the hatchery to the laying point.”
The suspect who claimed to be a graduate of Animal Science from the Plateau State University was arrested in connection with a car theft case reported to the Abayi Police Division in Aba.
It was gathered that one Felix Anyanwu made a complaint that his Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle was snatched at gun point on August 8, 2016.
During police investigation, one Igwe Uloma, was arrested while trying to process a re-registration of the stolen vehicle for one Obinna Nwokeji of Deeper Life Road, Umuada Uratta, Aba.
During interrogation, Nwokeji claimed that he bought the vehicle from Ukpabi at the cost of N600,000 but later confessed to being a member of the syndicate.
Exhibits recovered from the gang include one locally made single barrel shot gun with six live cartridges, one Lexus Rx 330 SUV car with registration number JJJ 618 DL, one Honda CRV car with registration number No. SSM 143 KK, a master car key, number plate AK 103 GR and one standing fan.