Vanguard (Lagos)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: Houseboy Allegedly Organises Stealing of Boss' Car

Policemen attached to Bode Thomas Division in Lagos, have arrested a houseboy who allegedly connived with a robbery suspect to steal his boss' Nissan Ultima car from his Surulere apartment.

In his confessional statement, the 20-year-old suspect, Akan Solomon, said he was tempted by the fleet of cars in his boss's garage.

Vanguard gathered that Solomon allegedly duplicated the Nissan Ultima car key and gave to one Kingsley Emmanuel. While everyone was out of the premises, the latter, reportedly drove the car to the popular Ladipo market for onward sales, Monday.

But they met their waterloo, after the buyer, requested for the car's complete documents which they failed to produce. This arouse the buyer's suspicion who reported the case at Ladipo police division.

When policemen arrived the market, the duo who apparently sensed danger, had taken to their heels, abandoning the car.

Solomon as gathered, later went to Bode Thomas police division to lodge a complaint that his car was stolen from where it was parked, only to be arrested.

He was said to have later opened up and thereafter, led a team of policemen to his alleged partner in crime's house in Adeniyi Jones area of Ikeja.

The suspects were charged at Magistrate's Court 3, Surulere, for conspiracy, stealing and breaking-in, according to sources at Bode Thomas Division.

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