Girl, 23 arrested for stealing Jeep, phones worth N1 million, cash


…As Police arrest ex-convict for armed robbery, cultism

23 year old girl, Deborah Nwachukwu, of No. 19 Irewale Street, Ipade area, Lagos has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police command for allegedly stealing a Toyota Jeep, two Samsung S10, Wrist watch, designer perfume and some cash from one Patrick at MKO Street, off Toyin Street, Ikeja.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday disclosed that at about 10.00am on October 21, 2019, Ikeja Police Station received a complaint stating that the incident happened on 20th October, 2019 at about 2.00am when the man was sleeping.

Elkana noted, “According to the complainant, he invited the suspect to help in cleaning up the house for him. That he met her at Shoprite in Ikeja selling some cleaning products for a company around the Shoprite. And they agreed for N20,000 payment for her services.

“The suspect however added that the invitation was not just for cleaning of the house but for sexual reasons. That after having sex, she noticed that the complainant was far asleep and she quickly took his two phones, Wrist watch, designer perfume, some cash and his Jeep and escaped from the house after locking him up in the room.

“A team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ikeja CSP Gbenga Ogunsaki arrested the suspect and recovered the stolen items. The suspect has been charged to Court and remanded in correctional custody.”

In a related development, 23 years old Folarin Moses has been arrested by a team of Detectives from the Bariga Police Station for armed robbery and cultism.

According to DSP Bala Elakna, at about 8.15pm on Saturday, one Olayemi Agbamuche reported at Bariga Police station that he was robbed of his red Bajaj motorcycle at Abeokuta Street by Odion, Bariga by four hoodlums armed with axe and sword.

Elkana pointed out that on receiving the complaint, Detectives from Bariga Division swung into action and arrested one of the suspects, Folarin Moses.

“He confessed to the commission of the crime. He also confessed to be a member of Aiye Confraternity. He was released from prison recently after serving a jail term for similar offence. Effort is being made to arrest his other accomplices and to recover the stolen motor cycle. Investigation is ongoing’, he added.

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