Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has recovered eight stolen vehicles from the member of a syndicate who specializes in trans-border crimes.
The syndicate specializes in stealing vehicles from Lagos, move them to Ogun State from where they are taken to the neighbouring countries for sale.
The RRS operatives working on a reported case of stolen Toyota Corolla from where it was parked in a church in Ikeja tracked the vehicle to a car dealer’s compound in Kobape area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday night.
Investigations revealed that the Toyota Corolla, grey colour, 2004 model with registration number, KRD 759, belonging to Mrs. Olaitan Lawal, was removed from the car park during a church programme in Ikeja, at about 6 p.m. on Thursday before it was found around 1 a.m. on Friday.
The RRS’ surveillance team moved to Abeokuta that on Thursday night which led to the arrest of two prime suspects who had confessed their connections with the recovered Corolla and seven other stolen cars presently at the RRS headquarters.
The suspects, Samuel Adebeshin, 56, who is the receiver of the stolen vehicles and lives at 13 Kobape Road, Abeokuta, and an accomplice, Adeyemi Kamoru, 50, confessed that the eight vehicles were all stolen at different locations in Lagos.
The other recovered seven vehicles are Mercedes Benz 230; Acura MDX; Murano, Volkswagen Passat Station Wagon, Renault, Pontiac and Toyota Camry.
The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, said the suspects were helping the police with investigations as She claimed that efforts were ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the syndicate