A notorious car robber identified as Wasiu Saka, has been re-arrested from his hideout in Akungba-Akoko area of Ondo State by officials of the State Police Command with a Toyota Hiace bus marked, Lagos JJJ 94XD which belonged to his employer.
In a confessional statement, the 30-year-old suspect who was nabbed in July 2015 narrated how he paid some police officials the sum of N60,000 to in order to escape from the cell after he was arrested for the same offence.
Saka who had stolen four cars since he began operation claimed that after paying his way out of the police confinement, he relocated to Ile-Ife, Osun State to avoid the prying eyes of police detectives.
Vanguard reports that Saka, usually operated by applying for the post of a driver to unsuspecting employers and then after being employed, disappears with the cars of the employers.
It was gathered that he usually drove the stolen cars to his hometown in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State to show off after which he sells them off and proceeds to Lagos State for another operation.
The suspect escaped from police cell in the night of Monday, June 22, 2015, the second day after he was arrested.
He said, “When I was told that I would be taken to court and may be remanded in Olokuta Prison, I discussed with some policemen on how they could assist me. I later paid them N60, 000 and they facilitated my escape from cell and I fled to Ile-Ife.”
Two policemen, who reportedly witnessed the interview, were said to have described the suspect as a chronic liar and notorious car robber who wanted to blackmail the police.
They further queried how the same policemen he was accusing of aiding his escape were the ones that re-arrested him.
Besides, the state Police Commissioner, Isaac Eke, and the policemen did not say how Saka escaped from police cell.
Eke further mentioned that the suspect was a habitual car thief who normally stole vehicles from his employers in Lagos.