Imo state police command has arrested a 26-year-old student of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Johnbosco Ashiegbu, and 34-year-old Chinonso Ewurum, for allegedly stealing two vehicles.
According to police, the vehicles stolen by Ashiegbu and Ewurum included a N19m Hilux van which belongs to the Oguta LGA of Imo State, adding that the suspects sold the vehicle to one Nnamdi Ejinkeonye in Onitsha for N300,000.
Punchng also reports that the other vehicle, a Toyota Camry, the police said, was stolen by the suspects in the Imo Housing Estate axis of Owerri, where it was parked by its owner. The Toyota Camry, valued at N3.9m, was said to have also been sold to Ejinkeonye for N350,000. .
Ashiegbu said he took to the crime so as to raise money to “sort out my results in school.” He said, “My desire to sort out my results in school led me into crime. After arranging my results in school, I used the remaining money to live a good life and to take care of my girlfriend.”