An employee identified as Temple Samuel has been apprehended by men of the Lagos State Police Command for stealing his boss’ Lexus ES 330 car and transferring funds from his account.


He stole the car in the middle of the night alongside an iPhone X and iPhone 13.

The suspect planned to use the proceeds to fund his relocation abroad before he was nabbed alongside his accomplices.

The suspect was arrested by operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad, according to a statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin.

Hundeyin said Samuel was arrested with three others in the Ogba area of the state.

He identified the those arrested with the suspect to include Benjamin Bassey aged 32, Chukwuemeka Okorie aged 29 and Joshua Agboche aged 37, who had conspired with him to sell the car.


The statement read, “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.

“The suspect had perfected plans to use the proceeds of the sales of the car and other valuables he stole to process his traveling out of the country.

“In the meantime, 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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