Car robber allegedly pay N60,000 to escape from police cell

The robber, who has stolen four cars since he began his criminal act, claimed that after paying the policemen,  he relocated to Ile-Ife, Osun State to avoid the prying eyes of police detectives.

 

30-years old Wasiu Saka, who is a notorious car robber has alleged that he paid a sum of N60,000 to gain his freedom from a police cell after he was arrested for car theft.

According to a report by Vanguard, Saka, whose mode of operation was to apply as a driver to unsuspecting employers and, after securing employment, abscond with their cars, confessed that his escape from police cell was made possible with help from some policemen.

After stealing cars from his employers in Lagos State, Saka will drive to Akungba-Akoko, his home town in Ondo State, to show off after which he would sell the car at a ridiculous price and return to Lagos for another car theft operation.

Saka was arrested by detectives from the Ondo State Police Command in July 2015 with a Toyota  Hiace bus marked, Lagos JJJ 94XD. And upon interrogation, he reportedly confessed to have stolen the bus his employer in Lagos.

After his arrest on June 21, 2015, Saka's escape from police cell in the night of the second day after the arrest caused a stir as the police authorities after which he was smoked out from his hideout in Akungba-Akoko area, Ondo State.

In his words, 'When I was told that I would be taken to court and may be remanded in Olokuta Prison, I discussed with some policemen on how they could assist me. I later paid them N60, 000 and they facilitated my escape from cell and I fled to Ile-Ife.'

However, two policemen, who reportedly witnessed the interview, were said to have described him as a chronic liar and notorious car robber. The policemen queried how the same policemen he was accusing of aiding his escape were the ones that re-arrested him.

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