by Isi Esene
Banish the picture of a group of hard-looking men when it comes to car theft – that’s just chauvinist.
Here’s proof: Just on Friday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, a female suspected robber, identified as Ikechukwu Abigael, was apprehended by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) while trying to steal a car parked in the governor’s office vicinity.
Ikechukwu, 32, who, according to The Nation, was said to have trailed the owner of the car, one Imran Oke, from one of the new generation banks within the city, came all the way from Egan Igando in Lagos to carry out the operation.
The female suspect was said to have used a ‘master key’ to gain access into the Mazda 626 with registration number: (Lagos) CV 243 MUS. In the car was the sum of N98, 000 which the victim has earlier withdrawn.
The NSCDC PRO, Kareem Olanrewaju, who confirmed the arrest, claimed that the suspect trailed her victim, Oke from the Zenith Bank in Oke Ilewo where he had made the withdrawal.
The NSCDC men on guard duty claimed they initially believed the car belonged to Ikechukwu going by the ease with which she gained access into the car.
Recovered from her were two Nokia phones, a wallet containing the sum of N3, 610, one wrist watch, and a waist belt.
The suspect is already in police custody awaiting her day in court.