Man ar­rested try­ing to steal car from club

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, Lagos

Op­er­a­tives of the Rapid Re­sponse Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Po­lice Com­mand on Tues­day nabbed one Ben­jamin Michael, 27, for at­tempt­ing to re­move a Mercedes Benz A-Class with the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber UB 202 AAA from the park at a pop­u­lar night club in Ikeja.

The sus­pect who hails from Ughelli in Delta State, was ar­rested after the po­lice­men pre­vented an an­gry mob from car­ry­ing out jun­gle jus­tice on him when they saw him try­ing to move out the car.

The sus­pect, who had sus­tained var­i­ous de­grees of in­juries in his head be­fore the ar­rival of the RRS op­er­a­tives, was taken to the hospi­tal for med­i­cal at­ten­tion by the po­lice.

Upon his ar­rival at the RRS head­quar­ters, he con­fessed that his plan was to steal the ve­hi­cle and take it out of Lagos to a neigh­bour­ing coun­try to sell.

“I took a wrap of In­dian-hemp be­fore I went to the club that night. On get­ting to the club, I was look­ing for a car with­out locked doors. I dis­cov­ered that the car in ques­tion was not locked and I en­tered it qui­etly,” he dis­closed, say­ing he did not know that some peo­ple were watch­ing him.

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