Police arrest dispatch rider for allegedly stealing car 


CITIZENS COMPASS —A dispatch rider in Lagos State is currently in Police net for allegedly stealing a Toyota Camry, 2010 model. 

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) apprehended the twenty-three year-old dispatch rider, Ternia Samuel, on Wednesday, Marcj 13, 2024, at the RRS headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja, when he walked into the hands of the operatives who have been trailing him since Sunday. 

He was said to have snatched the car key of a sympathizer who was soliciting for the release of his unregistered Denstar motorcycle in Dopemu, Agege.

It was learned that the operatives on patrol had on suspicion at about 10:00 p.m. on Sunday intercepted the suspect’s unregistered motorcycle with a passenger on Dopemu Bridge. 

Citizens Compass reports that a passerby (name withheld) who witnessed the interception solicited for the release of the bike and that the suspect was his brother. 

The operatives insisted that the rider come along with the owner to RRS Headquarters the following day.

Thereafter, the passerby took the suspect in his vehicle to the pin – down point of another RRS team to help him facilitate the release of his brother’s bike from their colleagues.

It was at this point that the suspect snatched the passerby’s car key, dashed into his Toyota Camry with the number plate, FKJ 415 HA and sped off. The operatives followed suit but missed the vehicle.

The passerby then confessed to the operatives that he was only assisting the boy to secure the release of his bike from the police. 

The vehicle was later recovered by the Shasha Police Division a few minutes after the incident.

Meanwhile, Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has directed the prompt arraignment of the suspect.


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