Car washer steals customer’s vehicle three days after employment

Just three days after employment at a car wash in the Isheri area of Lagos State, one Issa Muhammed has been arrested by Lagos State Police for allegedly absconding with and attempting to sell a Toyota Camry given to him to wash.

It was gathered that men of the Rapid Response Squad nabbed the suspect on Sunday, September 9.

PUNCH Metro learnt from a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, that the suspect had already removed all identifications linking the car to the owner when he was caught by the RRS team.

The statement partly read, “The suspect, Issa Muhammed, 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 revealed 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 in Agege.”

According to the Superintendent of Police, the 22-year-old suspect was arrested when he went to link up with a buyer to sell off the car in the Agege area of the state.

Hundeyin added that the RRS, led by Olayinka Egbeyemi, would be charging the case to court immediately after the investigation was concluded.