The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old boy on the point of negotiation to sell his master’s car.
The suspect was arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the state police command while networking to sell the ES 330 Lexus car.
The suspects has confessed that his plan was to use the proceeds of the sale to seek greener pastures overseas.
The suspect, Temple Samuel, was arrested 8:00 a.m. in Ogba on Sunday after stealing the vehicle in Egbeda, midnight of Saturday. He was arrested in company with three other suspects who participated in the plan to sell the car.
According to a senior police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not supposed to speak with press,said apart from the vehicle, Temple stole one iPhone X ,one iPhone 13, and subsequently transferred N75,000: 00 from his boss’ bank account.
“Arrested at the point of negotiating the sale of the Lexus ES 330 car with him were: Benjamin Bassey 32, Chukwuemeka Okorie,29, and Joshua Agboche 37.
Temple, who was working in his boss’ car wash disclosed in his statement to the police that he started nursing the idea of using the proceeds from the sale of the car to travel abroad several weeks ago.
He stated that he moved the car from Egbeda between 12 mid – night on Saturday,while his boss was sleeping to his friend, Bassey’s residence in Ikeja.
He added that they were in Ogba around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday to link up with the buyers when RRS officers rounded them up.
Speaking on the development, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, said he has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, for further investigations and prosecution.
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