The arrest of a 20-year old suspect, Yusuf Adesanya, has revealed that some traders at the popular Ladipo Motor Spare Parts Market, Mushin area of Lagos, actually aid criminals to steal vehicles from owners which they in turn buy from robbers.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect, Adesanya, was apprehended by the residents of Ikorodu, where he went to steal motor spare parts before he ran of luck.
He was caught and handed over to Police operatives at Owotu Division led by CSP Margret Okonkwo, where he reportedly made some revelations and mentioned Ladipo traders.
Before Adesanya was whisked away from where he was apprehended, he said that he is a native of Ogun State, lives at Agbede area of Ikorodu, Lagos and moves around to steal vehicles and spare parts, which he supplies to his accomplices at Ladipo Market.
The suspect was caught along Miki Miki Bus Stop, Igbolomu, while trying to remove a vehicle in the park. He had already succeeded in removing the brain box of a Toyota Corolla and some vehicle central locks and then attempted to steal a vehicle before he was caught.
When interrogated, the suspect, Adesanya, admitted and revealed further that he had been in the business of stealing for two years now and had been selling the stolen brain box to one Okey ‘m’ at Ladipo Market.
Police sources said that Okey was traced to Ladipo Market and he was said to have narrowly escaped and now at large.
When P.M.EXPRESS reporter visited the Police Station, the suspect, Adesanya, was seen detained but the DPO was said to have gone to the State Command at Ikeja for briefing.
However, sources at the station confirmed the arrest and said that the Police recovered all the exhibits and the suspect will be charged to Court while efforts are being made to arrest his accomplice at Ladipo Market.
Some of the residents, who saw what happened, commended the Police for responding promptly to arrest the suspect and said his revelations will assist the Police to curb the inference of vandalisation of vehicles and car theft in Ikorodu and its environs.