Man Steals Car To Allegedly Help Friend Treat Kidney Failure

A 55-year-old transporter, identified
as Alhaji Ramon Adeleke who was rounded off with his friend recently by the operatives
of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has said he went into robbery to save the
life of his friend who has kidney failure.
Adeleke was caught alongside his
friend Lukmon Shoyoye on Close-Circuit Television CCTV in front of a hotel stealing
a parked Toyota Corolla around Allen Avenue, at midnight.
Adeleke who confessed to committing
the crime, said that, “I gave the money to my friend, Chief Kola, who had
kidney problem because he was very sick.”

In his account,“I live in
Obilegun Street in Iba, Lagos and married with four children. I am a landlord
in Lagos.
“My friend and I went to Airport
Hotel at night and at dawn, we stole a Toyota Corolla 2003 model, parked in the
hotel. While we were stealing the vehicle, I did not know that the CCTV
captured us.
“I took the car to Alhaji who
bought it for N400, 000. I gave the money to my friend Chief Kola, who had
kidney problem because he was very sick. I gave Lukmon, who went to the operation
with me, N80,000.”
38-year-old Lukmon Shoyoye
however reiterated in his own defence that,   “I have
known Ramon for several years. We met when he came to fix the glass of his
commercial vehicle. Sometime around November 2014, Ramon called me on phone and
said he wanted to see me.
“When we met, he said he wants me
to escort him. He told me he wants to seize the vehicle of a friend who owed
him but refused to pay. I neither planned nor discussed the operation with him.
 “We drove to Allen at about 12 midnight. I
became suspicious of his mission when he stole a car that was parked in the
hotel. It was Ramon that forced the door of the vehicle open.
“It was when we left the scene
that it occurred to me that he actually stole a car. I drove my four-runner
Jeep, while he drove the stolen vehicle. He went alone to Ile-Epo to sell the
“I do not know for how much he
sold the car, but he gave me N80,000 which I used to pay my children’s school
fees. I was arrested after Ramon was arrested.
“I am from Abeokuta in Ogun State
and married with six children. I am an aluminium fabricator.”

The stolen vehicle has since been
recovered while the suspects will be charged to court soon.

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