Two arrested for murder of suspected car thief in Lagos

Two arrested for murder of suspected car thief in Lagos

Two arrested for murder of suspected car thief in Lagos

Police operatives in Lagos have arrested two men for the alleged murder of a suspected car thief in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were arrested after the deceased’s widow reported the case at Iponri Police Division.

He said: “The woman reported on Thursday that while she was at home, she received a call that some people were beating her husband.

“In her report, she said the suspects assaulted her husband because he allegedly stole two doors of a car.

“When the woman got to the scene, she saw her husband in a pool of his blood and the assailants took him away in a tricycle.

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“She stated that her husband died on the way to the hospital and the assailants abandoned his corpse in the tricycle.

“The Divisional Police Officer at Iponri mobilised detectives who arrested the two suspects and recovered the lifeless body of the victim.

“Those arrested were a 33-year-old man and a 34-year-old man.

“The corpse has been deposited at Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy while investigation is underway.”

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