Police has arrested a car wash attendant, Sam Ogechi, who confessed to stealing a Toyota Venza SUV belonging to his boss to raise money for his university education.
The suspect, who arrested at Ohafia, Abia State, where he fled to with the vehicle, explained that he planned to sell the SUV for N1.5m.
Ogechi stole that car just 48hours after he was employed on August 3, 2017. He parked the car at the Games Village, Umuahia.
The 28-year-old explained that he borrowed N80,000 from a friend to repaint the vehicle.
“I convinced one of my friends, Umeh, to lend me N80,000. I gave the painter N50,000, and used the balance to fuel the vehicle and sort out some expenses. I wanted to sell the SUV to raise money for my education.”
According to police, the owner of the vehicle had asked Ogechi to help wash the car before he disappeared with it.