A young man identified as Yemi Adeoye, 24, has been arrested by the police for stealing 32 Honda CRVs in the last two years.
While being paraded at the Ondo state police headquarters alongside other criminals on July 19th, he stated that he specialized in stealing Honda cars because they were easy to unlock and sell.
While speaking with newsmen, Adeoye confessed that he recently stole three Honda cars because he had a case in court and needed money to settle his lawyer.
“I sold two Honda CRV at the sum of N680,000 to feed myself and to pay my lawyer for his service because I have a pending case in the court. I gave the two cars to Abiola Anifowose who is a vulcanizer. He sold them to Ayeni Paul who is a tailor,” he said.
Femi Joseph, who is the spokesperson for the police command, confirmed that Adeoye was arrested in Shasha area of Akure while he was trying to steal a Toyota Corolla belonging to one Olanipekun. He said that the command has arrested Adeoye more than three times so he doesn’t know how he always secure his release in court.
He also made known that immediately Adeoye was freed by the court, he went back to business the following day by stealing an Honda CRV belonging to a journalist in Ondo town.
“After the suspect was arrested, he confessed to specializing in stealing of Honda cars and Jeeps. Another suspect, Waheed Anifowose, a vulcanizer, who specialised in selling all vehicles stolen by Adeoye was also arrested,” Joseph said.
The PPRO revealed that a Toyota Corolla car with registration number SS 719 AAA and two Honda CRV Jeeps with master keys were recovered from the suspects.
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