Delta State Police Command has rounded off six suspected car snatchers in Asaba, Effurun and Ibusa, who dispossess their victims of their cars with “magic handkerchiefs”.
The suspects are Amos Eze, 50, Bernard Allah, 36, Christopher Abu, 52, David Ezebo, 47, and John Cotle, 51.
They were arrested by detectives of the delta Command of the Nigeria Police.
They had all, according to the police, confessed to the crime.
But the native doctor who allegedly prepared the magic handkerchief for them is allegedly on the run.
Sources said the car suspects have allegedly robbed many car owners with the “magic handkerchiefs,” which often disarm and leave them confused until their cars are taken from them.
It was gathered that the suspects usually approach their targets with the handkerchiefs under the guise of asking for favour by spreading the handkerchiefs towards them, making them bemused.
But the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different locations in Asaba, Effurun, and Ibusa on a tip-off, adding that one of their victims (name withheld) was hired from Benin-City in Edo State to Asaba for business transactions, but claimed he was charmed midway into the journey with the handkerchiefs, leaving him confused, before he was dispossessed of his car.
The Police chief added that three cars, which plates numbers had been altered, were recovered from the suspects, saying on completion of investigation, the suspects would be charged to court.
-Bar and Bench watch