Three suspects have been taken into custody by men from the Edo State Police Command for allegedly stealing two cars during a state church campaign.
Augustine Ikponmwoba, 62, Roland Ibizugbe, 63, and Blessing Joseph, 36, are the suspects.
The state commissioner of police, Funsho Adeboye, paraded the suspects with other suspected criminals over the weekend. He claimed the suspects were apprehended after tracking down the stolen phone and the cars that one of the suspects had given as a gift to a female acquaintance.
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According to Adeboye, Joy Mordi and Peter Abiwo told the police that they had parked their N3.5 million Toyota Camry cars with the license plates MUS 791GA and USL 93AM at Garrick Memorial Ground in order to attend a crusade. However, when the crusade came to an end, they realized that their cars had been stolen from their parking spot.
He claimed that a female suspect named Joseph was taken into custody over the course of the inquiry. Joseph had one of the phones from Mordi’s car.
During questioning, the suspect admitted to the police that she had received the phone from her male acquaintance Ikponmwoba 62.
Following Ikponmwoba’s detention, the police located Ibizugbe. After the inquiry is over, the suspects—who have admitted to the crime—will face charges in court, he said.
The Lagos State Police Command agents recently detained 20-year-old Chidera Ozemina and 32-year-old Michael Chukwu on suspicion of stealing a Range Rover SUV at United Estate Shangotedo, Ajah, in Lagos State.
The car’s owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, stated that upon his return from the market, he found the vehicle had disappeared from the property.