NPF driver arrested in Osun with Lagos stolen car

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A civilian driver the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Federal Bureau, Special Tactical Squad, Lagos, Waheed Adewale, has been arrested while allegedly attempting to sell a snatched in Lagos at gunpoint.

The suspect was about to sell off the in Osogbo, the Osun capital, when he was arrested.

The Osun of Police, Mr Wale Olokode, while parading the suspect Friday, said he was intercepted January 20, 2021 when he was looking for a buyer for the .

Olokode said, “ Waheed Adewale, aged 52, from Ikeja, Lagos , was intercepted and arrested a Toyota Camry number plate, FKJ 818 DL, along llobu/lfon Road, where the suspect was trying to look for a buyer for a car.

“Further revealed that the car was snatched at gunpoint opposite World , Jakande area, Lekki, Lagos State. Efforts are already in top gear to apprehend suspects. The suspect will be charged to court at the completion of .”

But while speaking to PUNCH Metro, Adewale denied being a thief, saying his boss at Alagbon, Lagos, only used him to track the stolen vehicle.

He said, “I am a civilian working the police. I am attached to FIB STS as a driver. Alhaji Suleman called me concerning a Camry car last week . He told me the car was stolen. I quickly rushed to the Force Headquarters, Alagbon, to meet an ASP. The ASP took me to a Deputy of Police. The vehicle was in Ibadan, but was later moved to Osogbo.

“But the ASP said they could move immediately to track the car. He then said they would me to track the vehicle because they could leave Lagos immediately and he gave me fare.

“I arrived at Osogbo . 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 get a buyer for it. I was arrested while we were looking for money to retain the vehicle. I am a thief.”