Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested one Tobi Isreal, 30 years, over his allege involvement in the theft of a Hilux utility vehicle belonging to CCECC Nigeria Limited, a Chinese road construction firm handling the Yenagoa-Oporoma road project for the Bayelsa State Government.

Tobi Isreal, according CCECC sources, who is an indigene of Elemebiri in Sagbama Local Government area of the State, had on the 4th of December eloped with the company’s vehicle worth over N20million after an official trip to Abuja on behalf of the company and security details.

It was gathered that when he dropped the company’s security details after arriving from Abuja, “he just drove out as if he wanted to go wash the Hilux, but eloped with the vehicle.”

NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that the suspect switched phones and took the vehicle to Amoke Community in Ahoada West Local Government area of Rivers state where he put up the hilux utility vehicle for sale at N16million. A buyer however reportedly priced the vehicle for N8million and he refused.

Another company source told NAIJA LIVE TV that one of the managers of the CCECC Nigeria Limited identified as Bright Cheng however filed a petition to the State Police Commissioner, Ben Okolo, and the operatives of the Operation Puff Adder swung into action and tracked the suspect to Rivers State.


NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that the suspect was however tracked and arrested with help of his gilr friend who reside in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, ”he changed his phone and got another line with which he call his girlfriend. When the police tracked him to where he packed the vehicle, the hilux is already being butchered for sale.”

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