The Osun State Police Command has arrested one Ibrahim Abdulazeez, 30, who allegedly purchased a Toyota Camry 2010 model for N2,650 from a car dealer in Osogbo, Osun State.
This was disclosed by the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode.
Olokode made this known on Friday, December 11, 2021 while parading some suspects at the police headquarters in Osogbo. He said Abdulazeez allegedly committed the offence on November 26, at 3.30 p.m.
Olokode said that the suspect, through a bank transfer, paid N2,650 for the car sold to him for N2.65million.
“The suspect went to one Kazeem Ogunjobi, a car dealer at Inyas Motors; Ota-Efun Area Osogbo, and negotiated for an unregistered Toyota Camry car without having money in his account.
“They both agreed on two million six hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N2,650,000).
“The complainant (car dealer) later reported to the police that the suspect collected his partner’s bank account details on the pretext that he would transfer the money into the account. But to their surprise, the suspect transferred the sum of N2,650; instead of the agreed price of N2,650,000 and went away with the said car.”
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The police boss said immediately the case was reported, police detectives swung into action; adding that the said car was recovered in a painter’s workshop in Iwo, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun,.
Olokede said that the painter, one Olayinka Bahiru, was already changing the colour of the car from green to gold; as instructed by the suspect, when the car was recovered. The Commissioner of Police said that Abdulazeez and the painter would be charged to court after the completion of investigation on the case.
Meanwhile, Olokode said that four persons were also arrested on December 6, over alleged conspiracy and killing of a woman; (one Bolaji Akerele) in Ile-Ife for suspected money ritual. The police chief said that the body of the woman was found in a bush without a head and two hands.
He also said that two suspected motorcycle thieves were arrested by police patrol teams at Aregbe Area and Dada Estate Area. The suspects were arrested on December 7 and December 9, 2021 respectively. Further, Olokode said that the men were arrested while attempting to forcefully steal the motorcycles from their riders/owners.
Meanwhile, the Osun Police boss also revealed that a security guard and one other suspect were equally arrested when a phone shop owner in Ikirun reported that his shop was burgled on November 10 and November 20 and phones and accessories worth N1.5 million stolen.
Olokode said all the suspects would be charged to court after completion of investigation on their cases.