Man attempting to steal car apprehended by police in Lagos after hot chase

Man attempting to steal car apprehended by police in Lagos after hot chase

The Lagos state police command has arrested a man identified as Ogundoju Olalekan for attempting to steal the car used for public transportation in the Maroko area of the state.

According to a statement from the state police command’s spokesperson, Chike Oti, the anti crime patrol team of Maroko Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, were on crime prevention patrol when they came across one Ogadinma Ikeagu, crying for help.

He narrated that his Toyota Corolla saloon car, with registration number KJA 69 FE, had just been snatched by two passengers he picked at the African Shrine.

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Ogundoju Olalekan
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The DPO took the driver in his patrol vehicle and they drove in the same direction taken by the thieves while escaping with the car.

Fortunately, the car thieves were intercepted within Victoria Island. Although one of the thieves escaped, the team arrested Olalekan who resides at number 14, Shomorin street, Ifako Gbagada.

He was immediately searched and two wooden prototypes of Beretta pistols were recovered from him.

During interrogation, he confessed to have committed the crime.

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