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A 26-year-old suspected Yahoo boy , Dare Olateju reportedly charmed two ‘motor dealers’ and stole a 2014 model Toyota Camry,popularly known as BIG DADDY from a car-mart at Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta,but,was arrested by men of Harmonized Vigilante Group in Ogun state.
Olateju was reported to have charmed two workers at the car-mart and collected the car key from them , started the engine and attempted to drive it out of the compound when he was stopped by another worker who suspected a foul play .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that ,Olateju who had locked himself in the car,immediately opened the door and scaled the fence while he ran away.
The suspect was however unlucky as he was chased by the people in the area and was caught and handed over to men of harmonised VGN who were on the patrol at the time of the incident.
Speaking with our correspondent on Sunday, the state coordinator of harmonised VGN , Shola Shodiyan said the incident occurred on Saturday morning.
Shodiyan said his men led by the State Patrol Commander, Igborodowo Kazeen had an encounter with the suspect during the patrol while trying to Cart away with a 2014 model Toyota Camry.
He said the suspect and his accomplice who took him to the crime scene in his motorcyclist have been arrested and handed over to the police.
Shodiyan said “the robbery scene took place around Iwe-Irohin premises,Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, at about 10am, morning on Saturday.
He said “according to the State Patrol Commander, Igborodowo Kazeen “SUGAR” , he and members of his team accosted the robber who jumped out of the Camry car on seeing them and tried to escape through a fence.”
Shodiyan said he has directed that the Suspects be handed over to Ibara Police Division, Abeokuta.
While speaking with our correspondent, the suspect said he was a truck driver ,but was trained as a generator repairer .
He said he had a dream that he was driving an exotic car and decided to make it happen .
He said “I went to two places where they sell cars . The first place , I was told that the owner of the car of my choice has travelled . I decided to come to Oke-Ilewo carmart and I saw the car i like .
When asked if he has the N7m to buy the car he was accused of stealing , Olateju sais he had no money on him.
On whether he charmed the workers at the car-mart , the suspect denied the allegation, saying, he was just confident that he would have the car without having the money .
One of the workers, at the ca-rmart said he did not know what came over him when he handed over the car key to him without collecting the money from him.
He said he had lost in thought until his colleague shouted and ordered that the gate should be shut which prevented the suspect from driving the out of the compound .