Two suspected car thieves impounded in Delta state with 6 vehicles


The police in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, have arrested two suspected car snatchers who specialise in snatching vehicles from motorists in Warri and its environs.

The suspects, Phillip Ekugbe and Onome Erikefe, are both from Ekpan, a community in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.

Also recovered from the suspects were 74 vehicle tyres, 16 vehicle engines, eight gearboxes, 15 motor batteries, and two motorcycle engines.

In addition, the police also recovered from the suspects seven suspected stolen vehicles.

The vehicles recovered from the suspects include four Toyota Corollas (with registration numbers AJ 638 EFR, DU 60 LSR, WWR 799 AE, and KSF 758 DC), a Toyota Carina (WW 748 SL), and an unregistered Nissan car.

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, confirmed the report in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe.

“Suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing,” Edafe stated