By: Adetokunbo Fakeye
Two men, Friday Ezi 43yrs of No.5 Adesuah Iyamo Benin-City and Onyekachi Atama 27yrs of Akabigbo Street Ugwuagba Onitsha have arrested by operatives of Ogun State police Command for stealing up to seven vehicles belonging to different individuals at Redemption Camp during their various religious programs.
The suspects, according to the police image maker DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested following a report by one Titilayo Otitodogbon who reported at Redeemed camp police station on the 1st of February 2020 that she parked her Toyota Camry car with registration number LND 636 EZ at Diligent road, Redemption Camp, but on getting back to the place in the evening of the same day, the car has been removed from the park by unknown thief/thieves.
Upon her report, Oyeyemi said, the DPO Redeemed Camp, CSP Chris Amanyi detailed his detectives to swing into action and bring the perpetrators to book.
The detectives immediately embarked on full scale forensic and technical investigation, which yielded positive result when one Friday Ezi who actually stole the car from redeemed Camp was traced to Edo State where he was promptly arrested on the 10th of March 2020. His arrest and eventual confessional statement led the operatives to Onitsha in Anambra State where one Onyekachi Atama who is his receiver and an accomplice was also arrested on the 15thof March 2020.
Preliminary investigation by the police revealed that the suspects have stolen up to seven different cars at the Camp but they confessed to have stolen only two cars at different occasion.
Onyekachi Atama who is a spare parts dealer at motor parts market in Onitsha confessed that once the vehicles were brought to him by Friday Ezi, he used to balkanized it and sell such vehicles in parts.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson who commended the investigative team for a job well-done has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti car theft section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution.