Mission Road Benin
June 1st, 2017 – Owner Raises Alarm As Grandpa Breaks Into Car On Mission Road In Benin
Grandfather Who Sells Stolen Cars For 30000 Naira Caught After Breaking Into Toyota Camry Car In Benin
Omobude, a 60-year-old grandfather on Wednesday escaped lynching in Benin, the Edo State capital, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Camry car with registration number: UBJ 800 AA.
Omobude allegedly broke into the car on Mission Road when the owner, Godstime Okosun, sighted him.
Okosun, who is an operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was said to have gone into one of the new generation banks on Mission Road.
The NSCDC officer raised the alarm he came out of the bank and saw his car being driven away.
The residents were said to have forced Omobude to stop.
An eyewitness, who gave his name simply as Ferdinand, said Omobude confessed that he had been stealing cars and paid N30,000 for each Camry he sold.
Ferdinand said the timely arrival of the police saved him from being lynched.
“The man opened the car door and the ignition with two pieces of iron rod forged into the keys and was driving it away.
“When the owner came out of the bank and shouted ‘thief’, people rushed onto the road and forced him to stop. He was thereafter arrested and beaten up before policemen came.
“He confessed that he had been stealing cars for some people who paid him N30,000 for each car he stole for them.”.