June 24, 2024

Man arrested for stealing boss’ car to fund relocation abroad


Etim Ekpimah 

Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested 21-year-old Temple Samuel for stealing his boss’ Lexus ES 330 car.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect was arrested in the Ogba area of Lagos State with three others, namely Benjamin Bassey, 32; Chukwuemeka Okorie, 29, and Joshua Agboche, 37, who had conspired with him to sell the car.

He added that investigation revealed that the suspect who works in his boss’ car wash at Egbeda drove the car away in the middle of the night, with his boss’ iPhone X and iPhone 13 to Bassey’s house in Ikeja. He equally fraudulently transferred N75,000 from his boss’ account.

Hundeyin said: “The suspect had perfected plans to use the proceeds of the sales of the car and other valuables he stole to process his travelling out of the country.”

The PPRO said that in the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed that the case be transferred to the State CID, Panti for further investigations and prosecution.

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