Car washman steals customer’s car in Lagos, arrested at Nigeria-Benin Republic border

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a car washman, Kazeem Olanrewaju, who absconded with a Toyota Venza car with registration number APP 775 GB given to him to wash in Festac town of Lagos state.

Penpushing reports that,the Command Public Relations Officer,Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement, adding that the suspect was caught with the car in Idiroko, border town of Ogun State

‘The suspect was arrested, when the DPO Idiroko division CSP Shadrach Oriloye was on routine patrol with his men, and sighted the Venza car without number plate, driven in a suspicious manner. He was there and then flagged down, but instead of him to stop, he started running away’, Oyeyemi said.

Penpushing further reports that, the police spokesman said the suspect was hotly chased by the police team and apprehended, adding that on searching the vehicle, it was discovered that the number plate of the vehicle was removed and kept in the car.

‘On interrogation, he confessed that he was working with a car wash in Festac town Lagos State, and he was given the car by a customer to wash while the owner went to a nearby barbing saloon to have his hair cut’.

‘Before the arrival of the owner of the car, the suspect who was in possession of the car key ran away with the car. He was on his way to the neighbouring Benin republic with the car when he was caught by the DPO and his men’, Oyeyemi added.

Penpushing also reports that, the command said preliminary investigation revealed that the case was reported at Festac town police station by the owner of the car and the station has been on lookout for possible recovery of the car, adding that the station has since been informed of the recovery.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward  Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation into the past activities of the suspect before handing him over to Lagos State Police Command for prosecution.

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