A car washer, Idris Ayotunde who allegedly stole a customer’s car from Lagos was arrested on Friday 4th of December 2020 by the men of Ogun State Police Command while driving the car to Ibadan for sale.
The car is a maroon- coloured Edge Ford car with number plate EPE 707 FM.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect who claimed to be an OND holder, was arrested at Alakija village via Olodo at about 8.17am by Safer Highway patrol team who were on stop and search duty along Abeokuta/Ibadan Expressway.
He said the team stopped the car and demanded for its documents which the suspect was unable to produce.
Oyeyemi added that consequently 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.
He said,”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 not up to one month.
“He stated further that the owner of the car brought it for vacuum cleaning and handed over the key to him.
“Since they don’t have 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.
“It was on his way to Ibadan where he intended to dispose the car that he was accosted by the policemen and subsequently arrested.”
Oyeyemi said yhe owner of the car, one Mrs Tosin Shofidiya who had reported the case at Shasha police Station has been contacted and confirmed that the car was stolen from her.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command where the car was stolen.