The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State command has apprehended a 41-year-old man named Ademola Adeyemo, for snatching a Toyota Corolla car from the car's owner, while making an attempt to sell it off for the price of ₦1 million in Ikorodu area, Lagos state.
Ademola Adeyemo, who is a father of five and his fleeing accomplice, known as T-Boy, had boarded the Toyota Corolla car from Ikeja axis, September last year and was heading to Ibadan. While they were on the way, they commanded the driver out of the car and immediately zoomed off with the driver's car. And seven months later, he was arrested while he was about to sell the stolen car, at Car45, in Owode Onirin area of Lagos State.
The suspect, Ademola narrated how he was able to snatch the car from the car.
Here's what he said.
I told him I wanted to urinate. He stopped and also alighted to urinate. T-boy took over the steering and we zoomed off. After one week, I changed the colour from silver to wine. I parked the vehicle for one month and started looking for buyer.
I didn’t get a buyer until last Thursday, only for the buyer to detect that I was not the owner. The owner was contacted and he said it was stolen from him. I intended to sell the vehicle for N1 million and use part of the money for poultry business and the rest to pay my children school fees. Please, help me beg the owner to forgive me since I did not injure him. We did not use gun either.
Naijauto gathered that plans have been made to get the recovered car back to its owner.
Mr. Elkana Bala, who is the police Public Relations Officer, Lagos state, told newsmen that Ademola would be made to face the court.
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A 31-year-old driver who goes by the name Abba Zamzam was also reported to have stolen his Indian boss' car, a Toyota Highlander SUV and went ahead to sell it for as cheap as ₦500,000. Now, he's begging for forgiveness, claiming that his Indian boss, Kamal, is torturing him spiritually.
Zamzam, who fled with his boss's SUV to Maiduguri, Borno where the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police had trailed him to, revealed that his Indian boss, Kamal, has been appearing in his dream and beating him while he's asleep.
According to him, his reason for stealing his boss' car was because of his boss' refusal to pay to him, his salary advance. He said he wanted to use the money to buy food for his family and also attend to his sick mother who was in the village. So, upon the refusal of his boss, he got angry and then made the decision to escape with his car. He sold the car to one Adamu staying at Victoria Island, Lagos for ₦500,000. He headed to his home town in Borno state with the money, where he claimed to have been kidnapped by some rebels who extorted the money from him, for his release.
The police were notified of the incident through a petition written by Zamzam's boss to the Inspector General of Police, requesting that his driver be arrested. A crack team was sent from Lagos to Borno to go fish out Zamzam and recover the car too. It took them some weeks of combing the city of Maiduguri to track down Zamzam, who led them Adamu, the man who bought the SUV and it was recovered.
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