Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested a 27-year-old man, Ogbonna Eze, who allegedly disguises as a dispatch rider to steal car parts.
Parading the suspect before newsmen on Tuesday, the spokesperson of the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said on September 18, 2023, the command received reports that the suspect disguised himself as a dispatch rider to vandalize vehicles by removing brain boxes and other parts.
The police immediately swung into action and apprehended the suspect.
In a related development, the police on October 10, 2023, at about 0130hrs, based on credible intelligence, apprehended a group of boys in military uniform who invaded a motor park in Surulere and were stealing brain boxes.
Hundeyin said operatives of the Command stormed the scene and arrested one Kelechi Ofo ‘m’ aged 30 with three brain boxes while others fled upon sighting the police.
Hundeyin also stated that on October 15, 2023, operatives of the Command arrested one Izuchukwu Madu ‘m’ aged 39, Chidozie Ilekoroneje ‘m’ aged 34, Alabi Sodiq ‘m’ aged 40, Hycient Ikechukwu ‘m’ aged 40 and Felix Asogba ‘m’ aged 27 who according to him are responsible for stealing a Cherokee jeep, disassembling it and selling its part at a local spare part market.
He said the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.