Uyai-Abasi Etido

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old man identified as Temple Samuel for stealing his boss’ Lexus ES 330 car to fund travel abroad.

The Police command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the incident identified others arrested with the suspect to include Benjamin Bassey, 32, Chukwuemeka Okorie, 29 and Joshua Agboche, 37, who had conspired with him to sell the car in the Ogba area of the state.

According to Benjamin’s statement, “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.” The statement read.