A car washer, who allegedly stole his customer’s car in Lagos has been apprehended by the Police in Ogun State.
The suspect, identified as Idris Ayotunde, was last Friday arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command with the maroon coloured Ford car with registration number EPE 707 FM.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said Ayotunde was arrested at Alakija Village via Olodo at about 8:17a.m. by Safer-Highway Patrol team who were on stop and search duty along Abeokuta/Ibadan Expressway.
According to the PPRO, the team stopped the car and demanded for its documents which the suspect was unable to produce.
”Consequent upon which he was taken to Odeda Divisional Headquarters where the divisional police officer, Ajayi Williams personally interrogated the suspect and found out that he actually stole the car.
”The suspect who claimed to be an OND holder from a polytechnic in one of South Western states explained that he joined the car wash situated at Jimoh Bus Stop, Shasha, Akowonjo in Lagos state about a month ago.
Oyeyemi quoted the suspect as stating that the owner of the car brought it for vacuum cleaning and handed over the key to him.
”Since they don’t have a vacuum engine in their own car wash, he decided to take it to another car wash nearby but he changed his mind on the road and bolted away with the car.
Oyeyemi stated further that it was on the suspect’s way to Ibadan where he intended to dispose of the car that he was accosted by the policemen and subsequently arrested.
The owner of the car, one Mrs. Shofidiya Tosin who had reported the case at Shasha Police Station has been contacted and confirmed that the car was stolen from her.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the comand’s criminal investigation and intelligence department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command where the car was stolen.