Car thief falls from fence, dies

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

A sus­pected car part thief, Daniel Ek­w­erekwu, has been con­firmed dead af­ter he fell from the fence of a house he had gone to rob.

The po­lice said the sus­pect, who hails from Agu­leri, Anam­bra State, ac­cord­ing to de­tails on the voter’s card re­cov­ered from him, was con­firmed dead yes­ter­day at Mary­land Hos­pi­tal.

The La­gos State Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Chike Oti, said the in­ci­dent oc­curred yes­ter­day morn­ing at Oku­nade Street, Mende-Mary­land, Ikeja. Oti said neme­sis caught up with Ek­w­erekwu at the rob­bery scene where he had al­legedly gone to steal car parts. He said luck, how­ever, ran against the sus­pect when one of the own­ers of the cars be­ing van­dalised woke up to pre­pare for church service around 6.30am only to see the thief van­dal­is­ing his car. The man then raised an alarm which at­tracted a po­lice pa­trol team from the An­thony po­lice di­vi­sion on neigh­bour­hood pa­trol and neigh­bours.

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