Operatives attached to the Area D command Mushin, Lagos, have arrested Arifayan Tosin and Raymond for allegdly stealing a Toyota Highlander Jeep from No 20 Mustapha Street, in Egan, Igando.
The suspects conived with a domestic help of the owner of the car, Goodluck, to steal the jeep, on April 29, at about 10:30am.
The case was reported to the Igando Police Division, by the daughter of the car owner, Mrs. Abiola Abegunde.
According to her, “ While I was fixing my phone, I heard the sound of our gate opening and when I looked closely I saw Goodluck opening the gate for my fathers highlander jeep. I shouted thief, thief, but to my greatest surprise, Goodluck joined them and they took reverse out of the street into the adjoining street which is Busari street.
“ I kept shouting thief thief to alert passersby. At that instance, two bikemen followed them but they zoomed off. That was when I went to the Igando police station to present the case immediately.”
Luck however ran out on the suspects when two days after, they attempted to sell the jeep at the popular Ladipo market.
A police source who gave details on how the suspects were arrested said, “ On May 1, at about 5:30pm, Tosin went to Ladipo market, mushin Lagos to sell the said Toyota highlander jeep with registeration LSR392DE. He claimed that the owner of the jeep was his father.
“ He told the prospective buyer that his father instructed him to sell the jeep, unfortunately the buyer called the phone number in the particulars of the jeep, where he was told the vehicle was removed from where it was parked at Igando.
“ On hearing this, the prospective buyer immediately contacted the Area Comamnder D, Mushin, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji, who mobilised police officers and got the first suspect arrested.
“ Further investigation led to the arrest of the second suspect Ramond Ado a security guard with fundamental guard attached to Ajose street Mende, Maryland while his duty post at the time of arrest is Maxton suites and hotel.”
Investigation is ongoing to enable the police arrest the other fleeing suspects.