Abuja Big Boy Runs Away With N55m Benz During Test Drive

Mohammed Manga, a car dealer in the Abuja area of the Federal Capital Territory was left confused after a customer, identified as just Henry, took off with one of his cars, a Mercedes Benz GLB 250.

According to reports, Manga was visited by a yet-to-be-identified friend who is equally into car business, at his Abuja office, asking to take the vehicle valued at more than N55m to a potential customer interested in buying it.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Ameh

After the car was taken to the customer who identified himself as Henry, Manga narrated that the friend told him that after bargaining, Henry asked a test drive and was accompanied by his friend.

Manga said his friend accompanied Henry on the test-driving but things took a twist when his friend asked Henry to stop by a Point of Sale operator so he could withdraw money for fuel.

He said that when his friend stepped out of the vehicle to make the withdrawal, Henry zoomed off with the vehicle to an unknown destination.

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Manga said, “A friend of mine called me to tell me that he wants to take my Mercedes Benz GLB 250 to a customer. He took the car to his office and the customer came there. He said the customer introduced himself as Henry from Gwarinpa and that he saw the car on an online marketplace.

“He saw the car and said he liked it; they negotiated N55m for the car and he said OK and demanded test driving the car. He drove the car with my friend sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle and they drove out to the filling station opposite the automatic car wash in Garki to buy petrol before the test drive.

“But immediately my friend stepped out of the car at the filling station to withdraw money from the PoS operator to buy fuel, the guy zoomed off with the vehicle. You know how it is, there’s no traffic, no hold up in Abuja and that’s how he absconded with the car.”

Manga said he reported that case to the Anti-Car Theft Unit of the command, adding that the stolen car is grey, with a mileage of 19000. Responding to an inquiry, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Ameh, said, “The police are tracking the suspect (Henry).”

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