The police in Ogun State have arrested a Lagos driver, who attempted to elope with his boss’s car on Tuesday.
The driver, simply identified as Eyo Eta, a resident of 78 Iju road, Ifako Agege, was arrested while allegedly running away with the Toyota highlander SUV with Lagos registration number, APP467GS.
The suspect, according to the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was accosted by men of the federal highway patrol at about 9:30pm at Imeri junction, Ijebu Mushin heading for Benin in Edo State.
“When he was stopped by the policemen, he was unable to give satisfactory answers to all the questions posed to him and he was subsequently taken to the station for more questioning.
“It was at the station that he confessed to taking the car away to Benin City unknown to the owner of the car,” Oyeyemi stated.
He disclosed that the DPO of Ijebu Mushin, CSP Hillary Simire, placed a call to the owner of the vehicle, who identified himself simply as Omopariola.
The said Omopariola was said to have explained to the police that the driver ran away with the vehicle from Lagos.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation.