A traditional medical practitioner, Omote Ovie Thomas (aka Yankee), based in Owhelogbo in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, who claimed to be a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, youth leader, was, yesterday, in Benin, paraded by Edo State Command of Directorate of State Security, DSS, for allegedly receiving stolen cars.
The traditional healer was among eight persons paraded by DSS for car snatching and receiving of stolen items.
Omote, was alleged to have purchased a stolen Toyota Camry Saloon car for N160, 000.
State Director of DSS, Mr. Tukur Bakori, said the suspects, one Okechukwu Okoro, Solomon Samuel Stephen Okafor and Kingsley Abava snatched the Toyota Camry around New Benin area, Benin City earlier in the year and took it to Owhelogbo in Delta State, where they sold it to the herbalist.
The state governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, who witnessed the parade of the suspects, regretted that they were young men who could have been useful to the society, but had instead taken to crime, noting that the suspects had no reason to resort to crime.