The suspect, according to a statement on Tuesday, was arrested on September 17, at Ototo Village, along Kobape Road, Abeokuta.
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Police in Ogun State, have arrested an ex-convict, one Ayomide Ifabode, for allegedly stealing a Nissan Almera car with registration number AAB 87 TF, few days after he left prison.
The suspect, according to a statement on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the Ogun State police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested on September 17, at Ototo Village, along Kobape Road, Abeokuta.
The robbery suspect had taken the vehicle to the village after stealing it from where it was parked by the owner at Ijeun-Titun area of Abeokuta metropolis.
“The owner of the vehicle, one Okeowo Ahmed, had earlier reported at Ibara Divisional Police headquarters that his car had been stolen. Following the complaint, the DPO in charge of the division, SP Dada Oluwasegun, detailed detectives to embark on discreet investigation in order to recover the vehicle.
“Their efforts yielded positive result when the operatives got information that the vehicle had 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 that he stole the car from where it was parked, using a master key. He also confessed of just coming out of prison yard where he just finished a jail term over a similar crime. Recovered from him apart from the car is the master key”. Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the office of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) for further investigation and prosecution.