Four members of a syndicate that targeted vehicles for vandalism and theft of parts were detained by the Lagos State Police Command in the Surulere district of the state.
The accused were apprentices of local auto mechanics, according to Benjamin Hundeyin, a command spokesman who on Monday, September 12, confirmed the arrest in a statement.
Four members of a syndicate that specializes in vandalizing and selling automobile parts have been detained, according to a statement from Surulere Division police.
Following a report that three Mercedes Benz SUVs brought in for maintenance at a mechanic shop had been destroyed and had
had their brain boxes and oil pumps taken, the suspects were apprehended on September 7, 2022.
The suspects—Sodiq Odugbade, 20, Aliyu Yusufa, 20, Ayinla Aliaminu, 21, and Ayomide Ogunshiyi, 18,
who were mechanic apprentices in the area—have provided the police with helpful information.
“Actions are being taken to apprehend the recipients of these stolen goods. Suspects who were arrested have now been arraigned.
According to the PPRO, CP Abiodun Alabi, the State Commissioner of Police,
told Lagosians that the officers and men of the Command would work nonstop to reduce crime to the absolute minimum.
It as become so concerning to the people at the rate at which our young men have decided to go into illegal things.
But we will continue to get rid of them as possible as they are caught to keep the good citizens safe.
We urge the citizens to also be on the look out and be at alert as to not fall victim for their evil plot