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Ibeh George Udoka, was sent by his employer, Mrs. Akinola Ibironke to take her marked ABC 801 FU, to her mechanic for repairs.

He left with the vehicle, but not to the mechanic place like he was detailed, he had other plans.

After a long while, when she expected the driver’s feedback to no avail, she reportedly put a call across to the mechanic, who responded that he had not seen the driver.

The mechanic’s response sent cold shivers down her spines, resulting in her ruminating on what could have happened, unknown to her that the driver had taken off for Owerri with the car.

She then tried to reach the driver by calling his telephone number severally, the number was switched off.

The fact that his line was switched off sent cold shivers down her spine and it then dawned on her that something was amiss, a development that shattered her and prompted her to lodge a complaint at Idimu Police Station.

The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said in a press release made available to reporters that, the following day, being the 4th day of May, at about 01:00 pm, Mrs, Akinola reported at Idimu Police Division and narrated the story of how she had sent the driver to deliver the car to her mechanic the previous day, adding that she had patiently waited for him and that his phone had, since then, been switched off.

Operatives attached to Idimu Division Command swung into action and relayed repeated radio messages to all Police formations across the about the missing car.

According to Adejobi: “Due to the command’s continuous tracking of the driver, the operatives alerted Policemen in Edo State, a result of which was that, on the 6th May, 2021, the driver was intercepted with the car in Benin City, on his way to Imo State”.

Reacting to the call from Edo State Police Command that the suspect had been arrested and, in compliance with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, Police operatives from Idimu Division proceeded to Edo State Command for the recovery of the car and apprehension of the suspect.

The according to Adejob has applauded the efforts and synergy between the two Police commands, Lagos and Edo, in recovering the car as well as apprehending the suspect.

“The CP also directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspect be brought to book.”

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