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Men of Ogum state police command have arrested a Lagos dispatched rider, Emmanuel Samuel who bolted away with the company’s motorcycle and allegedly forging the registration documents and number plate of the motorcycle.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Samuel was arrested in Ogun state three days after he allegedly ran away with the company’s motorcycle in Lagos.
It was further gathered that the suspect received the motorcycle from a company in Yaba Lagos where he was employed last week Wednesday as a dispatch rider.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Monday .
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested when he was accosted by policemen from Ogere division who are on routine patrol of their area.
Oyeyemi said the policemen, who stopped the suspect on the motorcycle demanded for the documents of the bike which he produced on the spot.
He added “but, while going through the documents, it was discovered that the motorcycle was registered on the 12th of July 2021, which implied that the motorcycle has been registered before it was bought.
“This aroused the suspicion of the policemen and the rider was subsequently taken to the station for proper interrogation.
“On interrogation, he confessed that the motorcycle was given to him by a company in Yaba Lagos where he was employed three days ago as a dispatch rider.
“He stated further that, he decided to run away with it hence, he forged the registration documents and number plate for the motorcycle.
“The Dpo Ogere division, CSP Abiodun Ayinde there and then got in touch with the company’s manager, who confirmed that they have been looking for the suspect in Lagos, and that he deliberately removed the tracking device from the motorcycle.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police , Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos state command, where he will be prosecuted.