The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a car wash attendant, Issa Muhammed, for allegedly absconding with a customer’s car.
The Command, in a statement on its official X account on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested on Sunday by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS.
The statement revealed that the suspect, who committed the crime three days after his employment, was at the verge of selling the vehicle when he was nabbed in the Agege area of the state.
The statement reads, “Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a car wash attendant after he absconded with a 2012 Toyota Camry handed over to him for cleaning in Isheri, Lagos.
“The suspect, Issa Muhammed, aged 22, was arrested on Sunday, September 9, 2023, in the Agege area of Lagos State where he parked the car to link up with a buyer.
“Preliminary investigations reveal that the car was handed over to the suspect three hours earlier by the owner in preparation for a family outing later in the afternoon.
“The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS will be charging the matter to court immediately investigation is concluded.”