BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

$300k Rolls-Royce Cullinan stolen by Houston, Texas’s Echezonachukwu Obianefo?

Echezonachukwu Obianefo (©Harris County Sheriff's Office)
Echezonachukwu Obianefo (©Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Echezonachukwu O. Obianefo, 23, of Houston, Texas, United States has been arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston and his bail was set at $50,000.

Obianefo is the manager of Osita Links and Logistics Group LLC, which provides transportation services. Owned by Mary Obianefo, the freight shipping trucking company was incorporated on April 8, 2021 and is based in Houston.

Echezonachukwu is accused of stealing a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which is valued at around $300,000. The owner of the vehicle, whose name was not released, is a resident of Florida, USA, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

It is not clear whether the vehicle was stolen in Houston or in Florida. The date when the allegedly crime was committed was not announced. .

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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first sport utility vehicle produced by luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which is based in Goodwood, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom. It is also the brand’s first all-wheel drive vehicle.

In the U.S., the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is classified as a station wagon rather than an SUV so it is not exempt from the gas guzzler tax. It was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy in May 2018.

The vehicle is named the Cullinan Diamond, which was discovered in Cullinan, South Africa on January 26, 1905. Weighing 3,106.75 carats, it is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered.

 

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