Corps driver nabbed for alleged car theft in Osun
Charles Nwoke, Osogbo, Nigeria
February 1, 2021
Waheed Adewale, a civilian driver of the Nigeria Police Force, attached to the Federal Investigation Bureau, Special Tactical Squad, Lagos, has been apprehended for trying to dispose of a car snatched at gunpoint.
The suspect, Adewale reportedly snatched the car at gunpoint in Lagos, he was apprehended in Osogbo, the Osun State capital when he was about to sell off the vehicle.
According to Wale Olokode, Osun State Commissioner of Police, the suspect was arrested on January 20, 2021 ”when he was looking for a buyer”.
The Police Boss while parading the suspect on Friday, said, “One Waheed Adewale, aged 52, from Ikeja, Lagos State, was intercepted and arrested with a Toyota Camry with number plate, FKJ 818 DL, along llobu/lfon Road, where the suspect was trying to look for a buyer for a car.
“Further investigation revealed that the car was snatched at gunpoint opposite World Oil, Jakande area, Lekki, Lagos State. Efforts are already in top gear to apprehend other suspects. The suspect will be charged to court at the completion of the investigation.”
Meanwhile, the accused told newsmen that he was not a criminal as described by the Nigerian Police.
“to have tracked the car to Osogbo after it was stolen by unknown gunmen.
“I arrived at Osogbo late. The following morning, I called those that were ‘keeping’ the vehicle and they told me that they were at Isale Osun, Osogbo. When I met them, they said they could not get a buyer for it. I was arrested while we were looking for money to retain the vehicle. I am not a thief,” he claimed.