Lagos boy gathering funds to ‘japa’ arrested for stealing boss’s car


 

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man.

Temple Samuel was nabbed while networking to sell a Lexus ES 330 car belonging to his boss.

Samuel revealed that his plan was to use the proceeds of the sale to ‘japa’, the slang for travelling abroad to seek greener pastures.

He was arrested alongside three others in the plan – Benjamin Bassey (32), Chukwuemeka Okorie (29) and Joshua Agboche (37).

The suspect was caught in Ogba after stealing the vehicle in Egbeda around midnight last Saturday.

Samuel also stole one iPhone X and one iPhone 13 and subsequently transferred N75,000 from his boss’s bank account.

He told the police that he started nurturing the idea of leaving Nigeria several weeks ago.

Samuel confessed that he drove the car to Bassey’s residence in Ikeja while his boss was sleeping.

Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the case be transferred to the State CID, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.

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