A suspected thief was stripped Unclad and beaten in Calabar after he was apprehended making an attempt to steal a vehicle on Thursday.
It was gathered that the suspect was nabbed at about 11.45am on the College of Calabar teaching Hospital, UCTH, by the Chief Safety Officer, CSO, whereas making an attempt to grab a automotive belonging to one of many workers of the hospital.
In accordance to eyewitnesses account of the incident, the suspect was caught inside the car with a scissors while making an attempt to disconnect the alarm and key starter of the vehicle for straightforward drive.
““He was caught red handed inside a vehicle belonging to one of the staff with a scissors in his hand while trying to disconnect the wire of the key starter of the vehicle for easy drive.
“When the owner of the car saw the man inside his car, he shouted on him to come out of his vehicle! But the notorious criminal in the business of stealing cars threatened to stab him with the scissors and the owner of the car had to scream louder for help,” said the witness.
“Upon his (the car owner) shouting, men gathered and overpowered the suspected criminal and handed him over to the Chief Security Officer of the hospital for necessary action”, the eyewitness added.