Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a driver, Ortema Paul, for stealing his employer's Toyota Hilux pickup van three weeks into his employment.
According to a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, BEnjamin Hundeyin, on Thursday, Paul was arrested on Tuesday.
According to the police spokesperson, Paul was arrested alongside two other accomplices; his guarantor named Iorfa Paul, and one Ojo Solomon who was contracted to disable the vehicle's tracking device.
He added that the suspects will be arraigned after the investigation is concluded.
The statement read, "Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a driver, Ortema Paul ‘m’ aged 41 within the Ojodu axis of Lagos State while on his way to sell off his employer’s 2021 Toyota Hilux pickup van for Twenty Million Naira.
"The suspect was arrested on August 9, 2022 alongside his guarantor, Iorfa Paul ‘m’ aged 40 and Ojo Solomon ‘m’ aged 29 who was contracted to locate and disable the tracker in the vehicle.
"The arrest followed the launching of a swift investigation into the matter immediately a report of the stealing was received. Suspects will be arraigned at the end of investigation.
"The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc assures residents of Lagos that the Command will continue to work towards the decimation of crime and criminality in the Centre of Excellence."