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Police arrest hotelier, one other for vehicle theft in Ogun

The Police alleged that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect was a serial receiver of stolen vehicles, which he usually dismantle and sell as motor parts.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Command Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said that the two suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ewu-Oliwo Divisional Headquarters, Sagamu on April 21, by the bus driver, Anifowose Kazeem.

He said Kazeem told the police that the T4 Volkswagen bus with registration number AAB 22 XB developed mechanical fault at Sagamu interchange at about 1 am.

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“He said that he parked it by the roadside with the intention of coming with a mechanic in the morning to fix it.

“He said that surprisingly, when he got to the scene the following morning, the bus was no longer there and all efforts to find it proved abortive,” the command spokesperson said.

Oyeyemi said that acting on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ewu-Oliwo division, Toyosi Bello, detailed detectives to unravel those behind the disappearance of the vehicle.

He said that based on technical and intelligence investigation they traced the missing vehicle to the compound of AandZ Hotel at Elediye village, Sagamu, where the vehicle had been balkanised to be sold in parts.

The police spokesperson said that the owner of the hotel, Niwa was arrested, and subsequent investigation led to the apprehending of the second suspect, Odunayo.

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According to him, during interrogation, Odunayo confessed that he connived with one Eri Adeyemi, now at large, to tow the vehicle to the hotel at about 2 a.m and sold it to Niwa.

He said Odunayo alleged that Niwa, a regular buyer of stolen vehicles, bought the said bus at the cost of N300,000.

Oyeyemi alleged that preliminary investigation showed that Niwa was a serial receiver of stolen vehicles, which he usually dismantle and sell as motor parts.

The spokesperson said that the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Babakura Muhammed, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

He also directed that the remaining member of the gang, Eri Adeyemi, be traced and arrested.

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