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Crooked Criminals Police nabs car vandals caught on CCTV

The suspect were arrested with the help of a Closed Circuit Television Camera installed on a building in the area.

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected car vandals, Kwesi Godwin and Michael Omotayo, for allegedly vandalising a car and stealing some items from it.

The pair were captured committing the act through a Closed Circuit Television Camera, which led to their arrest by the Maroko Police Division on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

According to Punch, the incident happened at Victoria Island, Lagos, where a Toyota Highlander parked on Aboyade Cole Street, was forcefully opened by Godwin and Omotayo.

Rasheed, the owner of the car, reported the matter to the police who were able to identify the criminals through the CCTV installed on the street.

A police source gave an account of how the suspects were arrested.

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He said, “The suspects did not know that a CCTV on the street had captured their faces. They were arrested the following day.”

One of the arrested suspects, Godwin, explained how he came to be involved in the car vandalism business.

He said, “I was seven years old then. At a point, I left home and met Michael (Omotayo) at a work site. We had been ‘striking’ together.”

SP Dolapo Badmos, who is the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspects have confessed to the crime and will be charged to court.

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