The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, who said this at a press briefing, added that the arrest also led to the recovery of five other vehicles.
He said, “At Ajah, somebody’s vehicle was stolen and the tracking system in the vehicle led the police to the house of someone and luckily we met somebody there who was trying to dismantle the tracking system of the car.
“In that same house, we recovered five other vehicles and some number plates as well as a dealer number plate. The landlord got wind of police presence and ran away but we are on his trail.”
punchnews learnt that prior to Idowu’s arrest, one Sesan had tried to sell a stolen vehicle to the owner unknowingly.
The said vehicle’s number plate had been changed but the owner was still able to recognise it.
The owner of the vehicle was said to have reported the case to the police and Sesan was arrested. Upon interrogation, Sesan said he was not a thief but a dealer, who bought the car from Idowu.
Manko warned car dealers not to use dealer number plates, adding that the police would no longer condone such.
“Get your vehicle properly registered and anybody who decides to use a funny number will be dealt with. Dealer number is not legitimate,” he said.