The Lagos State Police command has arrested a 39-year old Ademola Quadri of No. 24 Oloko Street, off College Road, Ogba, Lagos for raising false alarm over car snatching with intent to cover up crime.
Confirming the arrest, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana disclosed that Quadri had reported at Igando Police Station that three armed men snatched his Toyata Corolla Saloon car with registration no: SMK 732 BR, a property of Pinehill Leasing Ltd.
However, luck ran out on him when the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu suspecting something sinister, quickly activated credible intelligence network following up on call details and relevant messages of Ademola Quadri who was not aware his transactions were being monitored.
According to Elkana, more facts emerged when a message of five hundred and sixty thousand naira (N560,000) entered his phone with a follow up message demanding to have the car having made part payment.
“The suspect during interrogations confessed to the commission of the crime and led detectives to Ijegun area of Ikotun where the purported snatched vehicle was kept pending full payment.
“The police arrested two other suspects namely, Uche Sunday “m” 32 years old, the marketer who claimed to have negotiated the purchase of the car online from Jiji.ng and one other (name withheld) suspected to be an innocent buyer.
“The said Quadri confessed that he cooked up the robbery story to enable him raise money to buy ticket and travel to Canada for a better life.
“The command advised citizens to be careful, before parting with funds when carrying out online transactions. Suspects were charged to court”, he said.
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