Ogun Police Arrest suspected Lagos Car Snatcher in Ifo - The People's Voice


Friday, November 10, 2023

Ogun Police Arrest suspected Lagos Car Snatcher in Ifo

By Kayode Ojelabi, Abeokuta

Men of Ogun State Police Command Eleweran Abeokuta has arrested a Lagos State car Snatcher Waris Taofeeq for stealing a mini Bus from Ikorodu areas of Lagos State to Ifo

This was contained in a press statement signed by SP Omolola Odutola Police Public Relations Officer, as the suspect was apprehended on 7th of November, 2023 by Ifo Divisional Police Officers.

Omotola said Ogun State Police commend a brilliant verification skill of an automobile engineer in IFO, Ogun State. And Divisional Police Officer in IFO  for stealing a mini Bus he made attempts to alter it's body but for the impressive verification skills of an automobile mechanic.

 She said the mechanic became suspicious when Taofeek and another individual brought a mini Bus with registration number BDG 104 YH to his workshop for repairs. 

Realizing that the vehicle might be stolen, the mechanic requested the necessary documents from the suspects, before he could commence repairs, which they were unable to provide. He also asked for the phone number of the rightful owner of the Bus, but the suspects could not provide any particulars. 

In an attempt to deceive the mechanic, the suspects asked to use the mechanic phone to call the owner of the Bus, hoping to insert their own SIM card. However, the mechanic's quick wits allowed him to see through their ruse, and the suspect managed to escape the scene.

The mechanic promptly alerted the police, who quickly took action and eventually apprehended Taofeek Wariz. During the interrogation, Wariz confessed to have stolen the Bus from Ikorodu.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu, has expressed his admiration for the mechanic's assistance in apprehending the culprits. 

He commended the mechanic's intelligence and encouraged other artisans to follow his example in being vigilant and proactive in similar situations.

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