The police in Lagos State have arrested a 25-year-old secondary school dropout for stealing his mother’s car in Ibadan and attempting to sell it in Lagos.
The command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the suspect – the eldest of three children of the woman – was arrested on Sunday when he encountered problems with the car.
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He said that the suspect, who stole about N500,000 from his mother earlier to bet, popularly known as “Baba-Ijebu”, wanted to sell the car to play the same game he had never won.
He explained that the suspect left Ibadan on Sunday morning with the car without the consent of his mother, stressing that while in Lagos, at about 9am, the car developed a fault and he invited a tow truck to move it to somewhere within Ijora Badiya area.
He said, “While they were going, the driver of the tow truck observed that the suspect’s body movement and discussions showed that the car was stolen.
“The driver of the tow truck alerted the police at Ijora Badiya immediately. The police came to them on the road; took the suspect and the vehicle to the station for interrogation.
“The suspect confessed that the car belongs to his mother in Ibadan, and that he brought it to Lagos to sell it.
“The police called his mother and asked her of the whereabouts of her son and her car. The mother said she did not know their whereabouts.
“The police asked her if she had directed her son to sell her car, but she said she never gave such directive.” (NAN)