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Men of Ogun state police command have arrested one Kazeem Olanrewaju, a car washer, who reportedly ran off with a Toyota Venza car with registration number APP 775 GB given to him to wash.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the suspect was arrested on his way to the neighboring Benin republic with the car.
It was learnt that the DPO Idiroko division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye arrested him while on routine patrol with his men.
In a release by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that, the DPO with his men sighted the Venza car without number plate, driven in a suspicious manner.
Oyeyemi said, “the suspect was flagged down, but instead of him to stop, he started running away”.
“He was hotly chased and apprehended”.
Oyeyemi further disclosed that on searching the car, it was discovered that the number plate of the car was removed and kept in the car.
The PPRO added, “On interrogation, he confessed that he was working with a car was 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 neighboring Benin republic with the car when he was caught by the DPO and his men”.
“However, 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 the lookout for the possible recovery of the car.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation into the past activities of the suspect before handing him over to Lagos State Police Command for prosecution”.