By Christopher Oji
The Lagos State Police Command has cracked a notorious syndicate that specialised in snatching cars, dismantling and selling them as spare parts.
Already, four members of the syndicate have been arrested by the police. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who made the disclosure, said the suspects were nabbed by operatives of Ijora Badia Division.
“The state police command has arrested four suspects who specialised in stealing vehicles and dismantling them for onward sales as spare parts.
“The suspects, Alafia Afiwajuomo, Ganiyu Tajudeen, Olamilekan Hassan, and Lucky Esomojumi, were arrested at Igamu Under Bridge, following a painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering that was launched when information was received on the 29/09/2022, that a Toyota Camry was snatched at gunpoint from one Sandra (surname withheld), at Iganmu in the Surulere area of the state.
“The car was in the process of being dismantled before it was recovered by the police. Parts of cars suspected to have been dismantled and sold as spare parts were also recovered at the scene.
The suspects have been charged to court,” Hundeyin stated.