A Honda Accord car belonging to a worker at the National Assembly was stolen from the premises during work hours on Friday.
The victim , Mr Mathias Obaje , of the Legislative Scrutiny Department , Directorate of the House of Representatives , narrated his ordeal to Northern City News on the telephone on Saturday .
Obaje , who is aspiring for the position of Vice- Chairman of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria , said , “ Yesterday ( Friday), my car was stolen.
I parked behind the Malima Restaurant around 9 am and I locked the car properly .
It was the day for debate and manifesto . After our presentations , I came out around 4 . 45 pm and I did not see the car .
“ I went to the Crime Office at the National Assembly; from there, we proceeded to the DPO ’ s office .
I gave them the particulars and details of the vehicle .
They said they were going to investigate it . ”
Asked if the police had given any update on the crime since it was reported , Obaje said , “ No. ”
He explained that the stolen vehicle was a blue Honda Accord 1998 model with chassis number IHGCD 5639 VAO 39155 .
Obaje said , “That same car was also robbed of its battery before it was eventually stolen on Friday.
At the reconstructed car park (directly behind the complex , which shares a fence with the Presidential Villa ), the battery was stolen in August 2017 .
“ I feel bad and insecure that if such things could be happening here , that is to say that the entire premises is not safe.
I will also advise the security agencies and the management of the complex to introduce tallies , which should be issued to motorists going in and retrieved from them when going out. ”