Policemen have rescued a suspected serial car snatcher, Chinenye Nwakego, from being lynched by an angry mob in Asaba, Delta state.
Acting spokesperson of the State Police Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, June 27, said the suspect was caught while attempting to steal a car near ogbe-ogonogo market.
“On the 25/6/21, a young lady who went to get her children from school parked her vehicle at Regina mundi, by ogbe-ogonogo market, Asaba, and went to get her children. While she was away, the suspect Chineye Nwakego ‘m’ 33yrs old of imo state, through the aid of an improvised vehicle door opener, opened the door of the Toyota Camry,” Edafe stated.
After the suspect successfully opened the door, he tried to start the car but met a steering lock. He was trying to remove the lock when the owner of the car came out and met him in her vehicle.
“She quickly raised alarm which drew the attention of passers-by, who caught him. The angry mob was about to lynch him but the timely arrival of ‘A’ Division Asaba patrol team saved the situation. The suspect was arrested and is currently being interrogated. Investigation is ongoing.” he added.