- A former lawmaker in Kwara state, Samuel Adeojo has been arrested for alleged car theft
- He was apprehended by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- The former local government councilor was fingered as the leader of a car theft syndicate notorious for stealing vehicles from car dealers
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former councillor of Ekiti local government area of Kwara state, Samuel Adeojo, over alleged car theft.
Spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement awnt to journalists on Tuesday, December 3.
The EFCC alleged that Adeojo was fingered as the leader of a car theft syndicate notorious for stealing vehicles from car dealers through pretence as genuine buyers.
“Until Adeojo’s arrest recently, the EFCC had been on his trail after series of petitions against his gang’s criminal activities were considered by the commission’s Ibadan zonal office,” the statement read.
The anti-graft commission revealed that investigations carried out revealed that the gang deployed similar pattern of tricks to steal vehicles from their victims.
The commission said the suspect often pretended to be a medical doctor, adopting different names and different institutions as his place of work.
It revealed that he did that just to appear responsible and create false sense of confidence to penetrate the victims.
One of the many cases reported involved a Toyota Avensis wagon car in which Adeojo claimed to be one Dr Gboyega Omojola of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
A similar scenario also played out in a petition by one Amos Oloja, also an Ibadan-based car dealer.
The EFCC further revealed that Adeojo would soon be charge to court.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has arraigned Emmanuel Kucha, a former vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in Benue.
Kucha was arraigned by the anti-graft agency before a Federal High Court sitting in the state capital on Tuesday, December 3.
The suspect is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds and abuse of office.
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