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Police arrest suspected motorcycle thieves in Lagos

By Eniola Daniel
11 May 2022   |   4:05 am
Operatives of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested 25-year-old Ayo Taiwo and 21-year-old Jude Prince Ovat for stealing a motorcycle, while Daniel Chibuike is at large.

The suspects

Operatives of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested 25-year-old Ayo Taiwo and 21-year-old Jude Prince Ovat for stealing a motorcycle, while Daniel Chibuike is at large.
   
The suspects were arrested on May 8 and a motorcycle was recovered from them in Park View Estate, Ikoyi area of Lagos.
    
The suspects were arrested after they dispossessed a motorcyclist of his motorcycle.
    
Lagos Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin,  who confirmed the arrest yesterday, said Ovat and Daniel boarded the motorcycle from Obalande to Parkview Estate, where Taiwo was waiting for them.
  


He said on arriving at the destination, Daniel hit the rider on the head with a wheel spanner and dispossessed him of his motorcycle.
  
According to him,  the suspects were caught when people around the area,  who witnessed the incident, raised the alarm which drew the attention of the RRS officers on patrol in the area.
    
The suspects, who confessed to have stolen several motorcycles in similar manner disclosed that they sold each stolen motorcycle for N150,000.
   
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has directed the Commander of  RRS, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Olayinka Egbeyemi,  to transfer the suspects and exhibit to the CP’s Special Squad for further investigation, which would lead to the arrest of the fleeing gang member, their possible criminal receiver(s); and eventually prosecution.

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