By Charles Akinbode
The operatives of the Osun State Police Command have arrested a 30-year old man, Ibrahim Abdulazeez, for allegedly buying a Toyota Camry 2010 model for N2,650.
Before Abdulazeez was paraded before journalists in Osogbo on Friday, the State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, at a press briefing disclosed that the suspect allegedly committed the offence around 3.30pm on the 26th of November.
Olokode said Abdulazeez bought the car from a dealer in Osogbo after sending a bank transfer of N2,650 for the car sold instead of N2.65 million.
According to the police boss: “The suspect went to one Kazeem Ogunjobi, a car dealer at Inyas Motors, Ota-Efun Area, Osogbo, and negotiated for an unregistered Toyota Camry car without having money in his account.
“They both agreed on two million six hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N2,650,000). The complainant (car dealer) later reported to the police that the suspect collected his partner’s bank account details on the pretext that he would transfer the money into the account.
“But to their surprise, the suspect transferred the sum of N2,650 instead of the agreed price of N2,650,000 and went away with the said car.”
The police boss said immediately the case was reported, police detectives swung into action and the said car was recovered in a painters workshop in Iwo, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.
“The painter, one Olayinka Bahiru, was already changing the colour of the car from green to gold, as instructed by the suspect, when the car was recovered. Abdulazeez and the painter would be charged to court after the completion of investigation on the case.”