The Enugu State Police Command says it has arrested a man, who drugged and stole tricycles, aka Keke Napep, from operators in Enugu State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement in Enugu on Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Amaaizu, a Superintendent of Police, said the suspect, Sunday Nnachi, was arrested in Abia by operatives of the Central Police Station through intelligence information.
He said, “The command recently nabbed one Sunday Nnachi at Osisioma in Abia with a Keke Napep allegedly stolen from the owner in Enugu State who he offered a juice drink as a passenger.
“It was gathered that the rider of the Keke Napep had picked up Nnachi on July 25 from Gariki to Coal Camp within Enugu metropolis during which he offered the rider drugged juice drink.
“After drinking the drugged juice, the rider became unconscious, paving the way for the suspect to escape with the Keke Napep.
“But through intelligence information, he was nabbed at Osisioma in Abia by policemen,’’ he said.
The spokesman also said the suspect had been helping the command in its investigation.