- An employee and two robbery gang suspects connived to steal a Toyota Highlander
- The maid had reportedly connived with the suspects to steal his boss' vehicle
- They planned to sell the vehicle and split the money, but they were caught in the process
Two suspected members of a robbery gang were arrested in Nigeria. The robbery gang suspects had teamed up with a fleeing male house help member to steal the employer's Highlander .
The suspects were arrested while they were trying to sell the vehicle. It was gathered that the house help, identified simply as Goodluck, had fled, and he is still on the run.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday, 29 April after the victim, Abiola Abegunde, left her house at about 10:30am. Abegunde revealed that she had left her home to fix her faulty phone. She said she left her mother and her three-year-old daughter with the house-boy.
She said: “I was within the vicinity when I heard the sound of our gate opening. When I looked closely I saw the house-boy, Goodluck, opening the gate for my father’s Highlander to drive out of the compound.
"Suspecting the boys were reversing the car, I started shouting, thief! But to my greatest surprise, the house-boy was with them. They reversed the vehicle out of the street into the adjoining street, which is Busari street, where the house-boy stood. He was also shouting, thief, to convince passers-by.”
The woman explained that the vehicle had been recovered on Wednesday, 1 May around 5:30pm. According to Vanguard, one of the suspects, Arifayan Tosin, had gone to a market in to sell the the Toyota Highlander under the pretence that his father told him to sell it.
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The buyer dialled the phone number on particulars to confirm the story, only to find out that the vehicle was stolen.
“Luckily on May 1, 2019, at about 5:30pm, one Arifayan Tosin went to Ladipo market, Mushin, to sell the said Toyota highlander jeep with registration number LSR392DE with pretence that his father instructed him to sell the car. Unfortunately, the buyer dialled the phone number in the particulars, only to be informed that the vehicle was removed from where it was parked at Igando. Immediately, he contacted the Area Commander D, Mushin, who mobilised policemen and got the first suspect arrested."
The other suspect was arrested and investigation is still ongoing to arrest Goodluck.
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