Men of the Ogun State Police Command on Monday announced the arrest of one Philip Efosa, 29 with a Toyata Corolla car with Registration number GUS 15 RU which was snatched at gun point in Lagos.
While explaining how the suspect was arrested in a statement, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer disclosed that “his arrest followed a message received from the Police Control Room that a Toyota Corolla car was snatched by two armed men in Eleko area of Lagos and that the robbers were heading towards Lagos-Ibadan expressway with the said car”.
Oyeyemi stated that “having received the information, the DPO Ibafo Division SP Abiodun Ayinde quickly led his anti-robbery team to the road where they laid ambush for the hoodlums.
About an hour later, the vehicle was sighted by the policemen driving against traffic towards Ibadan road but was blocked by the police team.
The two occupants quickly jumped down and took to their heels but they were hotly chased by the policemen and one of them was apprehended while the other one escaped”.
Oyeyemi also confirmed that “on interrogation, the arrested suspect confessed that he and the escaped one called the owner of the car who is using it for Uber service to take them somewhere on agreed fees but snatched the car from him on gun point with the intention of taking it to Ibadan in order to sell it”.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama has directed that the suspect and the exhibit be transferred to Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) for onward transfer to the Lagos Command where the crime was actually committed.
The CP also appealed to members of the public not to delay in reporting any crime in their area to the police in order to quickly respond to such.