A Police Inspector attached to B-OPS of Traffic Department, Ikeja, Lagos, Michael Oguche, is currently being detained in a cell at Ikeja Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, for allegedly selling a large number of seized commercial motorcycles (Okada) for N10,000 and N20,000 each.
The suspect, who hails from Benue State, was in charge of seized motorcycles.
Police sources revealed to P.M.News Friday that the owners of the seized motorcycles saw their impounded motorcycles being used by other riders recently at Ogba and Ikeja areas of the city.
When the new owners were questioned about how they got the motorcycles, the buyers said they bought the motorcycles from a police Inspector working at the Ikeja Command.
The angry owners of the motorcycles stormed Lagos State Police Command to lodge complaints. And Oguche was arrested yesterday, after which he allegedly made a confessional statement that he was actually sold some of the seized motorcycles.
The suspect was said to have used the money he made from selling the motorcycles to buy a van two months ago.
It was learnt that the suspect has buyers in other states where he sells the seized motorcycles.
The police impounded thousands of motorcycles following the implementation of the new Lagos traffic law since last year.
An aspect of the traffic law restricts commercial motorcycles from plying major roads in the state. The police routinely impound motorcycles from riders who flout the law. [PMNews]