The Lagos State Police Command has said that its operatives apprehended a Driver identified as Ibeh George Udoka, for stealing his Boss vehicle, a Toyota Corola while trying to sell it off in Imo state.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi made the disclosure in a Police Press Release on Thursday, May 13.
According to Adejobi, the matter was first reported to Idimu Police Division, Lagos state on May 4, by Mrs. Akinola Ibironke, the real owner of the vehicle.
Mrs Akinola said that she handed the Toyota Corola, with registration number ABC 801 FU, to her Driver, Mr George Ibe, to deliver to her mechanic for repairs on May 3rd, but complained that she never heard from since that very day. She said she tried calling him on his cell phone, but his number was switched off.
Adejobi said, “Upon receipt of the complaint, 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. 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.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has commanded the efforts and synergy between the two Police Commands, Lagos and Edo, in recovering and apprehending the car and the suspect respectively.
Hakeem further directed the Lagos State Police to investigate the matter thoroughly, adding that the suspect must be brought to justice.