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Car thieves arrested in Ogun state

Nov 12, 2022

The Ogun state police command has arrested three suspected car thieves. 

 

The suspects identified as Moses Adewale Abiodun, Seyi Oyenekan and Monsuru Majekodunmi were arrested on the 9th of November, 2022, following a complaint lodged at Oke itoku police divisional headquarters by one Olusesi Akingbile. 

 

The complainant told the police that his car which he parked in his house at Ijemo area of the state, was stolen on the 12th of October, 2022.

 

The stolen car was sighted in a mechanic village along Ajebo road, by policemen attached to Kemta division while on routine patrol.

 

The car was quickly intercepted, and Moses Adewale Abiodun who was with the car was promptly apprehended.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had two other gang members. The other two suspects were traced and arrested, while another Blue Carina E car with registration number AAA 565 GJ suspected to have been stolen was recovered from them.

 

A statement released by the state police spokesperson read; 

 

OGUN POLICE ARRESTS THREE SUSPECTED CAR SNACHERS.

Three suspected car snachers Moses Adewale Abiodun, Seyi Oyenekan and Monsuru Majekodunmi were on the 9th of November 2022 arrested by operatives of Ogun state Police Command.

The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Oke itoku police divisional headquarters by one Olusesi Akingbile, who reported that while he parked his Toyota Carina E car with registration number AAB 576 TF in his house at Ijemo on the 12th of October 2022, the said car was stolen by unknown thieves and efforts to locate the vehicle proved abortive.

Upon the report, message was sent to all police formations in the state to be on look out for the said car.

On the 9th of November 2022, the stolen car was sighted in a mechanic village aloog Ajebo road, by policemen attached to Kemta division while on routine patrol.

The car was quickly intercepted, and Moses Adewale Abiodun who was with the car was promptly apprehended.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect has two others who are members of his gang. The other two were traced and arrested, while another Blue Carina E car with registration number AAA 565 GJ suspected to have been stolen was recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be thoroughly investigated and charged to court as soon as possible.