Nasarawa Mechanic Connives with Plateau Ally, Sells Client Car for N2.5m

Forty-nine years old Sani Musa Labaran, a mechanic in Nasarawa State allegedly connived with his Plateau-based friend, Ibeto Nwobodo, 38, to sell his client’s car at the rate of N2.5 million.

The car, according to Nasarawa Police Command, was brought to the mechanic for repairs on June 01. When the owner of the car returned to his workshop, he could not find his vehicle and the mechanic. He would later report the matter to the police after fruitless searches.

Labaran who was later arrested by the police in Gembu, Taraba State, confessed to having contacted his friend who resides in Jos, Plateau State. He revealed that his friend facilitated the sale of the car.

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Confirming the arrest in a statement, Ramhan Nansel, spokesman for Nasarawa Police Command, said the suspect was trailed to Gembu where he sold the vehicle.

“On 19/7/2023 at about 1600hrs, a complaint was lodged at ‘B’ Division Lafia that on 1/6/2023 a Toyota Corolla, 2015 model was given to a Mechanic in Lafia for repairs. That the culprit took away the vehicle to an unknown destination as all efforts to get across to him proved abortive,” Nansel stated.

In reaction to the complaint, he said “Police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division, Lafia carried out an extensive investigation into the case which led to the arrest of the prime suspect, Sani Musa Labaran ‘M’ 49yrs of Shinge road, Lafia, at Gembu, Taraba State while his accomplice, Ibeto Nwobodo ‘M’ 38yrs of Faringada, Jos was arrested in Jos.

“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to having conspired to sell the vehicle for Two million and five hundred thousand naira,” the police spokesman added.

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Nansel told WikkiTimes the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution after investigations.


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