27-year-old company driver, Godwin Eneche, stole his company’s vehicle and took it all the way to Kaduna.
But he was arrested… by the police for allegedly stealing a Hilux van belonging to the company he worked for- Cerendry Solutions.
Apparently, Eneche’s salary was slashed due to a mishap, in which a supposedly reckless driver hit the company vehicle, and the company chose to blame him for the damage.
Eneche wasn’t pleased with the company’s decision to take away N25,000 and decided to take matters into his hands by scurrying away to Kaduna, with the company vehicle valued at N800,000.
Godwin was arrested on Monday, November 2, while the vehicle has also been recovered.
In his confessional statement, he said: “After finishing my secondary school education, I got a job as a driver with Cerendry Solutions on Victoria Island. I have worked with them for a number of years.
“In June 2015, I had an accident. It was not my fault. A reckless driver had brushed the vehicle and it needed repairs. My supervisor, who was also there, said the man should not pay for the damage, and he left.
“But when I returned to the office, they deducted money from my salary. My supervisor did not plead with the management on my behalf. They deducted about N25, 500. I felt cheated.
“So, I escaped with the Hilux in October. I then took it to my family house in Abuja, and told my uncle what had happened. He was afraid. So I moved on to Kaduna. I was in the Maraba Rido area. I was using the vehicle to convey tomatoes and pepper. I was also looking for buyers.
“One of the prospective buyers was one Alhaji, who wanted to buy the van for N800,000. That was on October 29. But I was arrested on October 30. I was arrested in Kaduna and driven to Lagos. But if I secure my release, I will not go back to crime. This is my first time of being arrested by the police.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the case was under investigation, adding that the command would ensure that criminals were dealt with by the police.