By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police detectives in Lagos have smashed a car theft syndicate, arresting three members of the gang, including a 76-year old woman, Identified as receiver of stolen goods.
Identified as Emeka Kalu, Emeka Jefferson and Christian Odah, the suspects were said to be specialists in breaking into shops, using master keys to vandalize car shops and carting away vehicles.
The suspects were alleged to be selling such vehicles at give away price.
A total of five assorted vehicles, five television sets, six generating sets and a bag of rice were also recovered from the suspects.
Two stolen grinding machines, two television sets, one home theatre and three generators were also said to have been recovered from octogenarian woman criminal receiver Identified as Azuma Benedict.
The Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who paraded the suspects while giving account of the activities of the Police Command for the last one month said the command was more than ever, poised at giving criminals in the state the fight of their lives. While soliciting for public partnership.
“On 20th of May 2023, operatives of Lagos Command based on intelligence gathered, arrested the trio of Emeka Kalu ‘m’ aged 52, Emeka Jefferson ‘m’ aged 46 and Christian Odah ‘m’ aged 35, a gang specialized in breaking into shops and stealing parked vehicles. Three Toyota Camry, one Toyota Sienna Space bus, one mini bus, six generators a bag of rice and five televisions were recovered.
Further investigation led to the arrest of their receiver one Azuma Benedict ‘m’ aged 76. Items recovered from her possession were two grinding machine, two televisions, one home theater, three generators. We are determined to go after fleeing members of the syndicate and bring them to Justice”.