Command, have arrested a lady in Agbor, Delta State, for drugging her
man-friend in a hotel in Ojodu area of Lagos and carting away his car,
laptop and mobile phone.
The lady, Mitchel Harrold, 37, from Warri, Delta State, was on Tuesday
arrested after the operatives traced her through a car dealer in Lagos,
whom she had engaged to help perfect import papers for the stolen
Volkswagen Passat Wagon, 2001 model.
It was learnt that the suspect had on Thursday, 19th January, 2017, at about 5:30 p.m, together with
her man-friend, a medical doctor, checked into a
popular hotel (name withheld) in Ojodu-Berger, with the plan to spend
Harrold had after settling down gone to get a malt drink and yoghurt while the man-friend was taking his bath.
According to the victim, Daniel Biyi (not real name),
“I went in to take a bath and when I returned, she had gone to buy some
drinks. I took the malt drink and yoghurt and I slept off. I slept off
at 6:00 p.m. and woke up around 2:00 p.m…. When I woke up, my laptop,
car key and phone had gone. I rushed straight to meet with the
receptionist and gateman to ask them what was going on, that was when I
realised my car had been taken away too.”
“They told me someone came to pick the car for her. And, she said she
was going to get food. Immediately, I reported the incident at Omole
Police Station…. I am getting to know her for real now. She only gave me
Aisha Ibrahim as her name with these numbers – 08067188213,
07081240038. Since the incident, I had been trying to call her but to no
avail. One of the numbers was switched off, she wasn’t picking the
other,” he added.
Arrested alongside suspect, were Adesanya Gbenga, a generator repairer,
whom she engaged to drive the stolen vehicle and the suspect brother,
Mukoro Okpako, in whose house she lodged whenever she was in Lagos, and
who was also assisting her to perfect the custom papers for the stolen
According to Gbenga Adesanya,
“I was surprised to see her opening the gate of the hotel herself for
me to drive out instead of the gateman. That wasn’t the first time I
helped her take vehicles out of Lagos to Sapele. It was about the third
time…. First, it was a Toyota Camry “Big for Nothing.” I helped her move
it from Ajah to Sapele, Delta State. She paid me N16, 000:00. The
second one was an “End of Discussion” Honda Accord and thirdly,
Volkswagen Passat, 2001 model. I moved that too all night to Sapele… I
was introduced to her in 2016 by her elder brother, Mukoro Okpako, who
worked as clearing and forwarding agent. I was told she needed the
assistance of a good driver to take to Warri. I later met her in Ajah
where I helped her take a Toyota Camry to Sapele.”
He further disclosed,
“About four months later, she summoned me to GRA Ikeja. She gave me a
Honda Accord (End of Discussion) to help her collect fuel from her
brother at Wawa, Ogun State. I took the fuel and returned the car. She
then told me that she has gotten another driver to take her. She gave me
N5000 and I left…. The last vehicle is the one that has created crisis
for me. Although, I have been wondering where she has been getting these
cars but she told me that she hired them from Delta whenever she comes
to Lagos, and that a driver brought her to Lagos and returned to Delta. I
don’t know she steals cars.”
RRS sources revealed that Harrold had already informed his brother,
Okpako, of her desire to sell the car urging him to assist her in
perfecting custom papers for the Volkswagen Passat two days before she
was arrested in Agbor, Delta State.
The sources added that the vehicle was recovered in Warri. It was
further learnt that she had removed the number plate and put it in a car
mart for sale.
The source hinted that Harrold attempted concealing the stolen phone
when she was arrested, adding that, investigators were in Airport Hotel,
Ikeja to find out whether the suspect hired a Toyota Camry there as she
claimed to the police.
It was revealed that further findings showed that the vehicle was not
hired there, raising the likelihood that she must have gotten the other
two vehicles drugging her lovers.
Harrold told investigators that she met her man-friend on Baddo, adding
that they have been in relationship for a year. “Why I stole his vehicle
was that we had money issue,” she noted.
The State Police’ Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo
Badmus, who confirmed the arrest, noted that the State Command has
resolved to arrest any suspect that comes to Lagos to commit crime and
gone into in any part of the country.
The case has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.