The Police at the Maroko Division, Lekki, Lagos have arraigned two men for serial vehicle burglary in Lekki and Victoria Island in Lagos.
The two accused were Mukaila Atanda, 36, and Sunny Kamuli, 35.
They specialised in burglarising vehicles, the police said. The suspects were accused of breaking into vehicles parked at supermarkets, church and events centres at Lekki Phase I and Victoria Island areas of Lagos to steal the properties inside.
Also charged with them was Agu Chikezie, a 38 year-old trader at the Computer Village, Ikeja.
He was charged with receiving from the suspects, stolen properties valued at N500,000.
Police said Atanda and Kamuli, on 3 June 2020 stormed Angle Villa premises at Lekki Phase I and burgled the following item;
- A vehicle belonging to Onyeabor Okafor.
- Victim’s bag containing laptop and other valuable items worth N252,000 from the vehicle.
- Also, on 25 June 2020 the suspects allegedly the side glass of a Toyota Prado SUV with registration number AKD 160 FT parked by the owner, Ogbeide Osazuwa, at the DHL office premises at Lekki Phase I to steal an Apple laptop valued at N600,000.
- Police said the suspects on the same day went to 38 Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island to break into a Hyundai SUV GEE 300 AA parked by the owner, Oluwaseun Ogunnaike.
The suspects, according to police, stole from the vehicle, a bag containing HP laptop valued at N600,000, and escaped to Computer Village at Ikeja with the stolen items to sell to a trader, Agu Chikezie.
Following the complaints by the victims, a team led by SGT Ewa Ewa Abam swung into action and arrested the two suspects at a hideout in Lagos.
The suspects, thereafter, led the police to the Computer Village to arrest Chikezie, the alleged receiver of the stolen properties.
All the suspects were charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court on five counts bordering on stealing and receiving stolen properties.