A Lagos-based female suspected robber identified as Ikechukwu Abigael yesterday caused a stir at Ogun state governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta when she attempted to steal a car parked within the vicinity.
Luck however ran against the middle-aged woman when men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Deference Corp (NSCDC), Ogun state command burst the alleged robbery operation.
Ikechukwu,32, was reported to have attempted to steal money from the car which was parked at the governor’s office before she was apprehended.
The robbery suspect was said to have used a master key to open the door of the Mazda 626 car with registration number; (Lagos) CV 243 MUS belonging to Alhaji Imran Oke.
According to an eye witness who pleaded anonymity, the robbery suspect had stolen a sum of N98, 000 from the car parked at the portion of the governor’s office which housed the NSCDC and the State Universal Basic Education at around 12:00 pm.
Confirming the incident, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Kareem Olanrewaju, who confirmed the arrest claimed that the suspect trailed her victim, Oke from the Zenith Bank in Oke Ilewo where he had gone for a banking transaction and made withdrawal of the money.
Olanrewaju further explained that temporary investigation carried out on Abigael revealed that she came to operate inAbeokuta from Egan- Igando in Lagos state.
He said the arrest was made possible due to the eagle eyes of the officers on duty who had earlier thought that Ikechukwu was the owner of the car owing to the easiness at which she opened the doors of the car.
The NSCDC image maker also said that items found on the robbery suspect included: two Nokia phones, a wallet containing the sum of N3, 610, one wrist watch as well as a waist belt.
Olanrewaju however, stressed that the suspect has been handed over to the police for further investigation, expressing hope that she would be charged to court at the appropriate time.