The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, has arrested a 35 year old robbery suspect who claimed his pastor pushed him into selling of a stolen car.
The suspect, Olawale Olabinwonnu, an Administrative Officer working with a Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Igbogbo, Ikorodu, was arrested by RRS Intelligence Team on Tuesday for trying to sell a Nissan Sentra, 2015 Model, stolen at gun point.
The vehicle, which is owned by one of the first generation banks in the country, was reported stolen at gun point when robbers invaded a hotel in Iju – Ishaga area where the manager of the bank was lodging.
The robbers were reported to have requested for the car key from the banker before making away with it along with other valuables.
According to Olawale, “the vehicle was given to me to sell by Ahmed Abbey. I met him at Dammy Jay Hotel, Ikorodu. I went there to drink and he came to my table, bought drinks for everybody. That was how I liked him.
The suspect continued: “since I was arrested, I have been calling Abbey to come and explain to the police that he gave me the car to sell, but most of the time, he avoided my calls, at times, he switched off his phone.
Presently, he’s no longer picking any call on that line”, he added.
Confirming the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said that the suspect was helping the Police with investigations, adding that efforts are on – going to arrest the man that gave him the car to sell.
The suspect along with the vehicle has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigations.