21 yrs old car wash attendant steals his boss’ car, sells it, attempts to Travel out with the proceeds of the car sale in Lagos

A 21-year-old boy, Temple Samuel, has been arrested by the officers of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for stealing his boss’ car, sells it, and using the proceeds to seek greener pastures overseas.

It is reported that the suspect was arrested at about 8:00 a.m. in Ogba on Sunday, August 28, after stealing the vehicle in Egbeda around midnight of Saturday. He was arrested in company of three other suspects who participated in the plan to sell the car.

Apart from the vehicle, Temple stole one iPhone X and one iPhone 13 and subsequently transferred N75,000: 00 from his boss’ bank account. His accomplices were arrested at the point of negotiating the sale of the Lexus ES 330 car with him. The accomplices were, Benjamin Bassey, 32, Chukwuemeka Okorie, 29, and Joshua Agboche, 37.

During interrogation, Temple, who was working as a car wash attendant for his boss, revealed that he started nursing the idea of using the proceeds from the sale of his boss car to travel abroad several weeks ago.

He stated that he moved the car from Egbeda between 12 mid – night on Saturday while his boss was sleeping to his friend, Bassey’s residence in Ikeja. He added that they were in Ogba around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday to link up with the buyers when RRS officers rounded them up.

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