Mohammed O .Taoheed Reports
More details have emerged on the 25-year-old son, Samuel Owolabi, who was arrested in Lagos while trying to sell his mother’s car.
Recall that The Eagle Online had earlier reported that operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested him.
Owolabi, a secondary school dropout, was said to have brought his mother’s car from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to Lagos to sell.
The command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who first revealed the development on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, re-confirmed the arrest in a statement with more details.
Hundeyin said that the suspect, who was the eldest of three children of the woman, was arrested on Sunday by operatives of the Ijora Badiya Police Division in Lagos when he encountered some problems with the car.
He said that the suspect, who was alleged to have stolen about N500,000 from his mother earlier to play a betting game, popularly known as Baba-Ijebu, wanted to sell the car to play same the game he had never won.
The image maker said that the suspect left Ibadan early morning on Sunday with the car without the consent of his mother, stressing that while in Lagos at about 9am, it developed fault and he invited a tow vehicle to tow it to somewhere within Ijora Badiya area.
Hundeyin added: “While they were going, the driver of the tow vehicle observed that the suspect’s body movement and discussion showed that the car was stolen.
“The driver of the tow vehicle alerted the police at Ijora Badiya immediately.
“The police came to them on the road, took the suspect and the vehicle to the station for interrogation.
“The suspect immediately confessed that the car belongs to his mother in Ibadan, and that he brought it to Lagos to sell.
“The police called his mother and asked her the whereabout of her son and her car.
“The mother said that she did not know the whereabouts of her son and her car.
“The police asked her if she had directed her son to sell her car, but she said that she never gave such a directive.”
She was, therefore, requested by the police to come to Lagos for her car.
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