A suspect who stole a Mercedes Benz GLB 250 4MATIC, valued at over N55 million, during a test drive in Abuja has confessed why he committed the act.
On Thursday, the police paraded the suspect before the press, whom they earlier captured after stealing the luxury car on June 30 in Abuja. Police said the suspect was discovered in a bush near Oteriroad, close to Doctors Quarters in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on July 3.
The apprehended person, Meshach Siunuphro, 25 years old, was taken into custody in Benin City, Edo State.
Siunuphro, who claimed to be a 300-level Business Administration student in Turkey, attributed his actions to being hypnotized. Additionally, he revealed his involvement in forex trading fueled his intention to acquire the car for personal use.
During the suspect’s public presentation, the Delta Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bright Edafe, took the opportunity to caution car dealers and owners about a new method employed by criminals to steal vehicles from unsuspecting individuals.
He specifically advised against entrusting car keys to attendants at car wash centres.