By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a driver, Ibeh George Udoka for eloping with his principal’s Toyota Corolla to Imo State for sale.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi on Thursday said on 4th May, 2021, at about 1pm, one Mrs Akinola Ibironke, came to Idimu Police Division and reported that her driver, Udoka, whom she handed her Toyota Corolla vehicle, with Registration No. ABC 801 FU, to deliver to her mechanic for repairs, on 3rd May, 2021, was not seen and that ever since then, his phone number had been switched off.
“The Police operatives attached to Idimu Division of the Lagos State Police Command swung into action and relayed repeated radio messages to all police formations across the country for possible recovery of the car.
“Due to the command’s continuous tracking of the driver, the Lagos Police operatives alerted the policemen in Edo State, on 6th May, 2021 and the driver was intercepted with the car in Benin City, on his way to Imo State,” Adejobi said.
Adejobi said in response to the call from Edo State Command and in compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the police operatives from the Lagos State Police Command proceeded to Edo State Command for the recovery and apprehension of the suspect.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has applauded the efforts and synergy between the two Police Commands, Lagos and Edo, in recovering and apprehending the car and the suspect respectively.
“He also directed that the matter should be thoroughly investigated and the suspect be brought to book,” he added.