Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a dispatched rider, Emmanuel Samuel, who was allegedly fleeing with his employer’s motorcycle.
The suspect, according to police report was arrested on Sunday 11th of July 2021, at Ogere axis of the state while fleeing away with the motorcycle given to him by his company to dispatch their goods.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect confessed to have decided to flee with the motorcycle three days after he was employed by a company in Yaba, Lagos.
He explained further that the suspect was arrested when he was accosted by policemen from Ogere division who are on routine patrol of their area.
He added that the policemen, had flagged down the suspect on the motorcycle, demanded the documents of the bike which he produced on the spot.
Oyeyemi stated, “But while the policemen were going through the documents, it was discovered thatthe 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.
“During 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.”
Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed that he decided to flee with it hence he forged the registration documents and number plate of the motorcycle.
He, however added that the Divisional Police Officer, Ogere, 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.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Poloce command, where he will be prosecuted.