The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a driver, Ibeh George Udoka for allegedly stealing his boss Toyota car which he was driving to Imo State for sale, before he was caught in Edo State.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed this in a statement adding that the suspect was handed the car by his principal, Mrs Akinola Ibironke, to deliver to her mechanic for repairs
The police said, instead, the suspect, thereafter switched off his phone and drove the car with registration number ABC 801 FU out of Lagos State and headed straight to Imo State to sell the car
‘On 4th May, 2021, at about 1pm, one Mrs Akinola Ibironke, f, came to Idimu Police Division and reported that her driver by name Ibeh George Udoka, m, whom she handed her Toyota Corola vehicle, with Registration No. ABC 801 FU, to deliver to her mechanic for repairs, on 3rd May, 2021, was not seen and ever since then his phone number had been switched off’, Adejobi said.
‘The Police operatives attached to Idimu Division of the Lagos State Police Command swung into action and relayed repeated radio messages to all police formations across the country for possible recovery of the car’, he added.
‘Due to the command’s continuous tracking of the driver, the Lagos Police operatives alerted the policemen in Edo State, on 6th May, 2021 and the driver was intercepted with the car in Benin City, on his way to Imo state’.
‘In response to the call from Edo State Command and in compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the police operatives from the Lagos State Police Command proceeded to Edo State Command for the recovery and apprehension of the suspect’.
Penpushing further reports that, Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has applauded the efforts and synergy between the two police commands, Lagos and Edo, in recovering and apprehending the car and the suspect respectively.
Meanwhile, the statement added that the commissioner has also directed that the matter should be thoroughly investigated and the suspect be brought to book.
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