Lagos car wash attendant absconds with vehicle three days after employment

A car wash worker named Mohammed was arrested by the Rapid Response Squad after he ran away with a Toyota Camry that was given to him for cleaning in Isheri, Lagos.

This information was shared in a statement by the Lagos State Police Command on X. According to the statement, Mohammed had only been working at the car wash for three days before the incident.

He took off the car’s number plate and got rid of any identification that could connect the car to its owner. The statement mentioned that once the investigation is finished, the case will be taken to court.

The statement read, “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.

“Mohammed, who was employed at the car wash three days before the incident, had removed the number plate of the car and discarded all identities linking the car to its owner immediately he arrived Agege.

“The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS will be charging the matter to court immediately investigation is concluded.”

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