A car wash attendant identified as Kazeem Olanrewaju who ran away with a customer’s Toyota VENZA car with registration number APP 775 GB has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun state police.
The suspect, according to the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested, when the DPO Idiroko Division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye was on routine patrol with his men and sighted the Venza car without a number plate, driven in a suspicious manner.
Oyeyemi said, Oriloye was there and then flagged down, but instead of him stopping, he started running away.
He was hotly chased and apprehended.
He added that “On searching the vehicle, it was discovered that the number plate of the vehicle was removed and kept in the car”.
“On interrogation, he confessed that he was working with a car wash in FESTAC town Lagos State, and he was given the car by a customer to wash while the owner went to a nearby barbing saloon to have his hair cut”.
Before the arrival of the owner of the car, the suspect who was in possession of the car key ran away with the car”.
“He was on his way to the neighbouring Benin Republic with the car when he was caught by the DPO and his men”.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the case was reported at FESTAC Town Police station by the owner of the car and the station has been on the lookout for the possible recovery of the car.
“The station has since been informed of the recovery”.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation into the past activities of the suspect before handing him over to Lagos State Police Command for prosecution.