Delta state police command has smashed female vehicle licensing officer, Mrs. Rita Ifeanyi for allegedly providing motorcycle robbers with fake documents to enable sell stolen motorcycles to unsuspecting buyers.
The suspect, an agent with the state board of internal revenue (licensing office), is said to be a member of the syndicate that specialised in stealing motorcycles from homes at midnight when people are in deep sleep in Abavo community, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
Mrs. Ifeanyi was arrested after the arrest two prime suspects, Kingsley Onaro and Agbulor Udoka who implicated her in their confessions.
Onaro and Udoka were arrested at Abavo following a tip off, with two stolen motorcycles one with registration number FS 135 DT and the other unregistered.
The state police command public relations officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya while confirming the arrest, said the two suspects narrated how they go to peoples’ houses in the wee hours of the day to remove motorcycles from where they are parked while the owners are asleep.
According to her, “the suspects also mentioned “one Odogwu Chukwudi (M) aged 41 who is the middle man and the receiver/ seller of the stolen motorcycles, one Blessing Chukwudi (F) aged 40. She sells the motorcycles after registering them with fake documents.
Onovwakpoyeya said 15 motorcycles were presently “at the Owa-Oyibu Division and so far six persons have been able to identify their motorcycles even though the plate numbers have been changed.”