How I stole my boss’ car to attend Valentine party, suspect reveals

How I stole my boss’ car to attend Valentine party, suspect reveals

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Police arrest over 1,000 suspects for various crimes
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Emmanuel John, 26-year-old, for duplicating the car key of his boss, Mrs. Flora Ighalo, and later absconding with it without the knowledge of the owner.

The suspect was arrested at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lekki penultimate Sunday night by the operatives for stealing a Toyota Corolla, Epe 642 DX, with the aim of taking the car to a valentine party at Splash Hotel, Sangotedo, Ajah.
According to John, he had about a week before cut the Toyota Corolla key without the knowledge of his boss.

However, on February 14, 2016, Sunday afternoon, when he was not supposed to be at work, John sneaked into the Abraham Adesanya Estate residence of her boss and drove the car away with the duplicated key.

John narrated thus: “I and my friend, Oscar, wanted to carry the Toyota Corolla to Splash Hotel’s Valentine Show on Sunday night. I persuaded Madam to give the go ahead to cut a spare key but she declined. A week before, I duplicated the key without her knowledge in Obalende.

On February 14, 2016, when he was not supposed to be at work, John sneaked into her boss’ residence and drove the car away with the duplicated key

“Though, she excused me from work on Sundays, I sneaked into her residence and took away the car after church. I took the car to my residence in Ajuwe area of Ajah, Lagos.”

In a related development, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 1,028 suspected criminals for various offences allegedly committed since January 27 till date.

The suspects were picked in different locations in the metropolis. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, at a press briefing during the weekend, said out of the over 1,000 suspects, 100 were screened out while 928 were charged to court. Owoseni said that out of the 928 that were charged to the court, 894 were convicted while 34 were discharged.

He added that 47 out of those arrested were suspected armed robbers, especially members of the notorious criminals gang called ‘One Million Boys’ and 34 suspected cultists while an armed robbery suspect was shot dead during a gun duel with the police.Among the suspects were six foreigners from Niger Republic, who were nabbed for alleged armed robbery.

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