A fleeing suspect who was apprehended by police on Thursday explained why he stole a Mercedes Benz GLB 250 4MATIC automobile worth over N55 million during a test drive in Abuja.
The car, as previously reported by gistlover, was stolen in Abuja on June 30 and was recovered in a bush near Oteriroad by Doctors Quarters Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on July 3.
Meshach Siunuphro, a 25-year-old suspect, was subsequently apprehended in Benin City, Edo State.
Siunuphro, who claimed to be a 300-level Business Administration student in Turkey, claimed to have been hypnotized. He further stated that he was into forex trading and wanted to purchase the car for personal use.
The Delta Police PRO, Bright Edafe during the parade of the suspect, seized the opportunity to advise car dealers and car owners to be wary of the new scheme by criminals to snatch cars from people.
He cautioned those who take their cars to car wash centres never to hand over the keys to the attendants.