Student arrested in Idanre over ‘Okada’ theft

By Olusola Alatise
Barely a week after a bag snatcher was arrested in Akure metropolis, for snatching one million naira,  the long hands of nemesis has caught up with another motorcycle snatcher in Idanre Local Government area.

The suspect, identified as Vincent Olatuja, was reportedly caught during the weekend and given the beating of his life by an irate mob.

Olatuja, who claimed to be a student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, was said to have stolen a Honda motorcycle on Friday at about midnight, from where the owner parked it.

The Hope Metro gathered that the suspect, after stealing the motorcycle, took it to Aseigbo camp via Owena road.

It was learnt that Okada riders at Alade, caught him when he was riding the motorcycle in the early hours of Saturday at Oke Mapo in Alade.

Unknown to the suspect, some members of the Alade Okada riders association had been notified about the missing motorcycle.

Also, the owner was said to have reported the case at the Nigerian police post, Alade.

 He was said to have been challenged by some members of the Okada riders union who had the knowledge of the stolen motorcycle.

Having arrested Olatuja at Oke Mapo, at Alade, the irate mob reportedly stripped him naked and gave him the beating of his life.

It took the intervention of the men of the Nigerian police, Alade Division, that saved him from being lynched.

The Divisional Police Officer of  Alade police post, was not available as at the time The Hope Metro visited the station.

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But a police source who confirmed the report, said another motorcycle allegedly stolen by the same suspect had been detected and retrieved from the person who bought it from him.


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