Carwash operators steal client’s car in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– POLICE in Ogun have arrested two brothers, 28 years old Emanuel Nwachukwu and 24 years old Sunday Nwachukwu for stealing a Toyota Camry car with number plate, JJJ 661 GJ.

Both were arrested on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 while on their way to take the vehicle to Imo state.

Spokesperson of the Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested by men of Federal Highway patrol, who were on stop and search duty along Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

He said the vehicle was stopped by the policemen for routine check at about 11:30 pm, but while the officers were interrogating one of them who drove the car, the brothers who were the occupants suddenly abandoned the car and took to their heels.

They were hotly chased and apprehended by the policemen, who took them to Ewu- Oliwo divisional headquarters for proper interrogation.

“On interrogation, the brothers who live at No 2 , Onifade street, Fagba, Lagos confessed stolen the car from one Bello Muyideen Kolawole of Arobaba street, Idimu Lagos.

“Upon their confession, the DPO Ewu-oliwo division, CSP Toyosi Bello, quickly got in touch with the said owner, who confirmed that both were working at a car wash very close to his shop, and that he took the car to the place for wash, only for both to run away with it.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments, for onward transfer to Lagos state Command, where the crime was originally committed.”

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