The Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, a unit of the Lagos Police Command have arrested a tricycle rider otherwise known as ‘Keke Maruwa’ after stealing the tricycle from a friend four months ago.
The suspect, Tosin Abolaji, 25, was arrested by the police in Ikeja for 4 months after deceiving his friend to lend him the keke to carry out a quick work as he was hungry and needed to eat.
Emmanuel, the Keke owner had in April, 2019 borrowed Tosin his tricycle not knowing that would be the last time he would see him and the Keke before luck ran out of him 4 months after.
Narrating his ordeal after the ‘Keke’ was recovered by police, he said;
I was arrested by the bank after I could not meet up with the return payment plan agreement I had with the bank.
I begged the bank to please allow me to talk to my colleagues who can assist me in getting a Keke which I can be riding to pay back the debt while I continue to search every nooks and cranny”, Emmanuel said.
I have searched almost the whole of Lagos tricycle garages for my ‘Keke’, begged all other friends in the neighbourhood maybe they can help me with Tosin’s whereabout but I was told he had cut contact with everybody in the area after the incident.
It was during the search that I learnt Tosin was a thief as colleagues who knew him well also shared their experiences about him, collecting colleagues’ ‘Keke’ and absconding with it for days without the knowledge of the owners,
He added, “after four months of rigorous search for my ‘Keke’, a good Samaritan who saw Tosin around Ikeja hinted me. I quickly alerted the police and they arrested him and recovered my tricycle”.