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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ogun state Command on Thursday said it recovered a stolen vehicle while on a routine patrol along Sagam-Ijebu Ode expressway.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, said this in a statement, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Oladele noted that the vehicle was recovered on Monday, saying that the FRSC while on routine patrol noticed the abandoned black Toyota Corolla car with registration number BDG 448 ET.
The sector commander noted that upon closer examination the team observed that there was no person inside the car and it was also discovered that the car key was still in the ignition.
” On Monday, while on routine patrol along the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode Expressway, the FRSC Patrol Team from RS2.21 Ijebu Ode Unit Command at about 11 :27 pm noticed the abandoned car.
” Upon closer examination the team observed that there was no person inside the Car. Upon further examination the team discovered that the Car’s ignition key was still in the ignition.
“After diligent checks, the team had reasonable suspicion that the vehicle could have been stolen and abandoned, thereafter took necessary precautions and towed the car to the FRSC Command.
” After further investigation, including checks of the vehicle’s documents found inside the vehicle, necessitated a search of the national vehicle database, which resulted in locating the owner of the car.
“The FRSC thereafter contacted the vehicle owner, one Lumumba Okugbawa, upon contacting him he confirmed ownership of the car , which he said was stolen at gun point, ” he said.
Oladele said that the owner of the car came to the FRSC command in company of ASP Onime Peters, DCO II Mowe Police Division, where he earlier reported the theft of the car.
” After ascertaining him as the true owner of the car and with due documentation, the car was released to the owner in company of the Police Officer, ” he said.