Police nab Arabic teacher who sold stolen Honda Accord for 80k

Police nab Arabic teacher who sold stolen Honda Accord for 80k
The Lagos State Police Command has nabbed one Rasheed Ayuba (42), from Igbesa, Ogun State over robbery. Ayuba was nabbed when he allegedly attempted to steal a Toyota Camry saloon parked at a hotel. His mission failed as he was apprehended by a local vigilante and handed over to police. His confession led to the arrest of his accomplice Falade Igbekele who buys some of the stolen vehicles.

Ayuba whose case was called up by a Magistrate Court in Lagos last Wednesday said in his confessional statement:

“I finished from an Arabic school in Ikotun and started teaching Arabic in Ishasi. At about 11pm on June 8, I went to a hotel around Ile-I webus stop to steal a Toyota Camry. But I was arrested by the security guards in the area.

“I got the master keys I used from John, who is from Benin Republic. We met in 2013 in Lagos and he sold the master keys to me. Since then, I had been using them to steal cars. I usually sold the cars to my customers in Ibadan. One of them is Falade (Igbekele) to whom I sold six cars, and Friday, who bought a Toyota Camry.

“It was only four cars I had stolen this year before I was arrested. I sold a Toyota Camry to one pastor Dare for N100,000, and a Honda for N80,000 to another pastor. But pastor Dare had just paid me N50,000. They all knew I stole the cars.”

Falade Igbekele (52) from Ondo State, on his part said:

“I knew Alfa Ayuba through a friend called Lucky Star. Lucky told me Alfa sells vehicles and I said I had interest in buying them. He had sold six vehicles to me so far, including a Nissan Sunny and a Nissan Primero. I bought them for N150,000 each.

“I bought all the cars from Alfa three years ago. He told me he stole them and I asked if I would not get into trouble; he said yes.”