Operatives attached to the Maroko Police Division in Lekki, Lagos, have arrested the son of a Nigerian Army personnel for alleged car theft.
Richard Edet, 34, a resident of Block 10, Flat 31, Bonny Cantonment, Victoria Island, was caught with a Honda Accord car marked GWA507AH.
He was arrested alongside one Auwal Abdullahi, 26.
It was gathered that both men had military camouflages and accoutrements on them at the point of arrest.
While Edet was said to have worn a camouflage singlet and army colour cap, Abdullahi wore a camouflage trouser.
According to a source, the suspects could not explain how they got the vehicle, adding that the papers they provided didn’t correspond with the car.
Similarly, the operatives led by a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abdulmajid Isa, arrested a suspected serial robber, Paul Dauda, 26, who on several occasions burgled homes and shops at Ben Okagbue Mba Street in Lekki.
Dauda, it was gathered, specialises in stealing expensive lace fabrics, jewellery and other household items, which he sold out at give- away prices.
A source, who disclosed these, said the suspect was arrested after a guard attached to 19, Ben Okagbue Mba Street reported a case of burglary.
He said: “The guard said that around 9:00 a.m., he saw the suspect entering the house from the Plaster of Paris (POP) ceiling and carted away 11 laces, which were inside a bag.
“The suspect also took car keys but when he wanted to scale the fence, he was caught because the guard raised alarm. Neighbours came and overpowered him.
“He was beaten up and searched. They discovered a toy revolver pistol on him. Police was invited to the scene and he was taken to the station for questioning.”
Confirming the incidents, spokesman for the state police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Panti, Yaba, for further action.