By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The long arm of the law has caught up with a suspected notorious car snatcher following his arrest by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command with a stolen car.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect identified as Chinebere Innocent was intercepted with a stolen Prado SUV Jeep at Ojota area by the operatives on 3rd June, 2021.
The 47 years old suspect, described as a notorious criminal, who specializes in snatching of vehicles, was said to have been arrested while driving the vehicle to Abia state.
The police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect has confessed to the crime.
His words, ” The suspect who hails from Abia State, after his arrest, confessed to have stolen the Prado SUVJeep with registration No ‘MUS 136 ET’ from a security man when he was re-parking other vehicles inside the compound.
According to the suspect “As I was returning from my sister’s place who declined me entry into her apartment at Gbagada, suddenly I saw this Prado Jeep neatly parked on the road with the engine running, I quickly entered and drove it towards Lagos-Ibadan expressway before I was caught at Ojota towards old toll gate”.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle belongs to one Olumide Oluwayomi, m, an Estate Survivor, residing at Towobola area of Gbagada, Lagos State”.