Operatives of the Abia State Police Command have arrested a fake Army Lieutenant, who specialises in stealing exotic cars from automobile dealers in the state.
It was learnt that the 24-year-old suspect who was identified as Ahanna Ogwezi, operated with two fake names, Lt. Danjuma Aliyu in Abia State and Lt. Thompson Adedeji in Imo State.
Sources said the suspect dressed in full military uniform with the badge of the rank of a lieutenant is so eloquent and spoke good English, which left no room for his victims to doubt his personality.
According to a police source, the suspect a product of Nigeria Military school later studied Medicine and Surgery at Madonna University.
It was gathered that on November 12, 2015, the suspect deceived one of his victim at Umuahia into believing that he genuinely wanted to test drive a Toyota Camry 2011 model, but he zoomed off with the car and never came back.
It was also learnt that the police intelligence officers attached to the state police command, acting on an intelligence report, traced the vehicle to a buyer at Onitsha, Anambra State.
The buyer of the stolen vehicle, who claimed to be related to the suspect, said he agreed to pay N2.8m and had paid N700, 000 cash.
Abia State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Ezekiel Udeviotu, who confirmed the incident, said the number of vehicles recovered from the suspect, included one Lincoln Navigator, one Toyota Avalon and one Toyota Camry.