Lagos suspects indicted for vandalism and theft of car parts
The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspected members of a syndicate who engage in vandalism and the sale of vehicle parts in the state.
State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement on Monday said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday while on patrol in the Surulere area of the state.
He said the suspects, who were apprentice mechanics in the neighborhood, were arrested after a series of reports about their criminal activities.
Hundeyin said: “The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 after a report was received that three Mercedes Benz SUVs brought in for repairs to a mechanic shop were vandalized and their brain boxes and oil pumps stolen.
“The suspects, Sodiq Odugbade, 20, Aliyu Yusufa, 20, Ayinla Aliaminu, 21, and Ayomide Ogunshiyi, 18, who were apprentice mechanics in the neighborhood gave useful information to the police. Efforts are underway to arrest the recipients of these stolen items. The arrested suspects have since been charged.
State Police Commissioner Abiodun Alabi assured residents of the relentless efforts of officers and command men to keep crime to a bare minimum in the state.
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