Car snatcher kingpin arrested in Ondo
By Michael Ofulue &Tola Gbadamosi
A 26-year-old man, Emmanuel Adebayo who was alleged of specialising in stealing car has been arrested by the Ondo State Police command.
The suspect was nabbed after he allegedly invaded into the house of his victim in Lagos and stole the key of a black Highlander jeep with registration No KJA83DY Lagos.
The Hope Metro gathered that the suspect, having stolen the vehicle left Lagos heading towards Benin City when information got the police divisional head quarters in Ore who intercept the vehicle and arrested him at a military patrol joint at Ore.
It was gathered that the suspect while driving the vehicle was understood to have picked three passengers on the way who paid the sum of N1500 each to the driver now the (suspect) before they were arrested.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the police head quarters at Igbatoro road Akure the Ondo state Capital.
The Public Relation Officer Mr Femi Joseph said “the information got to the police that a black Highlander jeep have been stolen from Lagos was heading from Lagos to Oregon Benin expressway when the police stopped and arrested him with three other occupants in the car.
The Police PRO said, immediately the DPO Ore and his men who arrested the suspect and the three occupants they where immediately taken to the divisional headquarter in Ore Odigbo Local government area in the state for interrogation.
Upon interrogation, the police spokesman said the suspects confessed to have stolen the vehicle in Mowe area in Lagos state and that was heading to Benin possibly where he could sell the car before nemesis caught up with him.
“yes, our men in Ore got information that a black high Lander Jeep has been stolen at a point in Lagos, the DPO with his men swung into action and intercepted the vehicle at a military check point in Ore. He said that during investigation the suspect confused and said they picked three passengers on the way who paid him N1500 who convened them to Benin City.
The PRO however said that the suspects will be charged to court soon after the police concludes their investigation.
Also speaking with the Metro, one of the passengers identified himself as Akinnola Samson said that he and two others were standing along the road to board a vehicle to go to Benin when suddenly a man who drove black jeep high Lander stopped and picked them up charging them up 1500 each for their transport fare to Benin.
He stated that he did not know that the man (suspect) was a criminal until they were arrested at military check point in Ore.