boss’ car key and attempting to abscond with it.
Adesanya Estate in Lekki last Sunday night for alleged attempted theft
of the Toyota Corolla car marked EPE 642 DX, which he planned to take to
a Valentine’s Day party at Splash Hotel in Sangotedo, Ajah.
supposed to be at work, he allegedly sneaked into the Abraham Adesanya
Estate residence of his boss, and took away the car with the cut key.
“I and my
friend, Oscar, want to carry the Toyota Corolla to Splash Hotel’s
Valentine Show on Sunday night. I persuaded Madam to give me the
go-ahead to cut a spare key but she declined. A week before February 14,
I duplicated the key without her knowledge in Obalende.“Even though, she excuses me from work
on Sundays, I sneaked into her residence and took away the car after
church. I took the car to my residence in Ajuwe Area, Ajah, Lagos.
“My plan was that, after the Valentine
show, it’s going to be stressful for me to leave the show around 3am, go
home and freshen up and set out for Abraham Adesanya Estate around 4am
for the day’s work, but with the car, it’s going to be easy for me to
make it to work.
“After driving the car round Ajah, I was
on my way home around 8pm when I saw Madam calling my set. She asked me
where I was and I told her and she said I should come to her house that
I was going to take her somewhere. I turned the car and I headed
towards Abraham Adesanya Estate.“I was at Abraham Adesanya Estate
Roundabout trying to enter the estate, when a man double crossed me and
RRS officials arrested me. They asked me where I took the car to since
morning and I explained everything to them.“Madam has been very nice to me. She
pays me N35,000 monthly. I am almost like her family member. I am always
at ease with her and her family
about 8:20pm, I was seeing off my in-law and to my surprise, I
discovered that my car, Toyota saloon, EPE 642 DX, has been removed from
the park.“I immediately called few friends and
one of them, got in touch with the operatives of RRS but it never
occurred to me that my driver could take a vehicle I just brought from
the church, with its key in my hand without my notice. Besides, he was
not supposed to come to work on Sunday.“Could he have come to my house without
my consent and taken away my car? The car has only one key. Where could
he have gotten another key?“I called him to ask him where he is and
he told me that he was at home. I told him to come and pick me to
somewhere, he said okay. He came and we saw the car with him.”
Police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said
the suspect has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad