Toyota Camry car with registration number SMK-318DD valued at N1.8
million from a car hire driver at Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos has been
arrested in Kogi State, where he used the car to showoff and later
displayed it for sale.
Street, Apapa, Lagos, was tracked and arrested by the police from Ikoyi
division, Ikoyi, Lagos in collaboration with their Kogi State
December, 2016 when the suspect hired the complainant, Godwin Solomon, a
car hire operator, to help him convey some cooking gas from Banana
Island, Ikoyi Lagos to his customers, on getting to the scene, the
suspect allegedly deceived the driver to allow him drive the car inside
the compound to load the gas into the car to avoid embarrassment from
the security guards on duty.
escaped through another entrance and drove the car straight to his
village in Ajamba in Dekina local government area of Kogi State to
display it for sale.
car, the complainant reported the matter to the DPO in charge of Ikoyi
division, Lagos, SP Tijani Mustapha.
and said that he stole the car to sell to raise money to secure a new
accommodation because his present apartment is not comfortable for him.
Lagos on a four count charge of stealing, offenses police prosecutor,
Sgt. Edward Abiodun said is punishable under section 409, 285 and 326 of
the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2011.
court and the magistrate, Mrs. O. Kushanu admitted him on bail in the
sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he will
fulfill his bail condition.