Ex-convict arrested for stealing car, few days after leaving prison


An ex-convict, Ayomide Ifabode, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for stealing a Nissan Almera saloon car with registration number AAB 87 TF.
The suspect was arrested on the 17th of September at Ototo village along Kobape road Abeokuta where he took the vehicle to after removing it from where the owner parked it at Ijeuntitun area of the metropolis.

A statement by the Spokesman, Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abim ola Oyeyemi, said, “The owner of the vehicle, one Okeowo Ahmed, has earlier reported at Ibara division that his vehicle was removed from the car park by an unknown person following which the DPO Ibara SP Dada Oluwasegun detailed his detectives to embark on discreet investigation in order to recover the stolen vehicle and brought the culprit to justice.

Their efforts yielded positive result when the operatives got information that the vehicle has been sighted at Ototo community consequent upon which they stormed the place where the suspect was promptly arrested and the car recovered.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed removing the car from where it was parked using a master key. He also confessed of just coming out of prison yard where he was sentenced to after been convicted of similar crime.

Recovered from him, apart from the car, is a master key.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to FSARS for further investigation and prosecution.

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