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Three Arrested in Ogun for Stealing 20 Cars

Three Arrested in Ogun for Stealing 20 Cars

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

Ogun State Police Command said it has arrested, three suspected car thieves who allegedly stole twenty-cars in Agbado area of Ifo local government area of the state.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, while confirming the incident and arrest to newsmen on Friday in Abeokuta, said the suspects were arrested on August 24 2014, at Itoki in the said local government area.

 

He explained that the Anti Robbery team attached to Agbado Division of the Command while on routine patrol within the area came across a Volkswagen car abandoned in a suspicious manner at Itoki area, adding that the police men laid ambush for the perpetrators and eventually arrested one 26 year old Okechukwu Ebeatu of Gas Line Area, Itoki Ogun State, who hails from Anambra State while attempting to move away with the car.

 

Adejobi added that the arrest of the first suspect led to the arrest of additional two suspects at different places and time in the state, while other suspects arrested are Odichi Ogbejesi, (25), of Apata Area Itoki Ogun State, hails from Imo State and Nojimu Afolabi, (32), of Alafia Street, Command Road, Ipaja Lagos, he hails from Ikire Osun State.

 

He disclosed that Nojimu Afolabi is one of the receivers of the stolen cars who equally re-sell these stolen vehicles on the gang's behalf.

 

According to him, "The manhunt by the police that led to the arrest of the suspects lasted for two weeks. The police have recovered eight vehicles from them so far. Efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang and recover other vehicles so far stolen by the syndicate."

 

Adejobi further explained that, the syndicate specialized in stealing parked vehicles with master key.

 

However, parading the suspects at Eleweran Police Headquarters, the Commissioner of Police Ikemefuna Okoye appreciated the efforts of those members of the public who released information to assist the police men in the course of their investigation.

 

The commissioner encouraged car or vehicle owners to always protect their vehicles where parked and endeavor to procure some security gadgets to secure them. He also assured the general public of proper investigation and justice in the matter; and promised that the command will make sure all hands are on deck to have effective policing of the state.