The operatives of Rapid
Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a
lady in Agbor, Delta State, for drugging her man friend in a hotel in
Ojodu area of Lagos and carting away his car, laptop and mobile phone.
lady, Mitchel Harrold, 37, from Warri, Delta State was on Tuesday
arrested after the operatives traced him through a car dealer in Lagos,
whom she had engaged to help perfect import papers for the stolen
Volkswagen Passat Wagon, 2001 model.
was learnt that the suspect had on Thursday, 19th January, 2017, at
about 5:30 p.m, together with her man friend, a medical doctor, checked
into a popular hotel (name withheld) in Ojodu, Berger, with the plan to
spend the night.
to the victim, Daniel Biyi (not real name) “I went in to take a bath
and when I returned, she had gone to buy some drinks. I took the malt
drink and yoghurt and I slept off. I slept off at 6:00 p.m. and woke up
around 2:00 p.m.
I woke up, my laptop, car key and phone had gone. I rushed straight to
meet with the receptionist and gateman to ask them what was going on,
that was when I realised my car had been taken away too”.
told me someone came to pick the car for her. And, she said she was
going to get food. Immediately, I reported the incident at Omole Police
Station”, he stated.
for real now. She only gave me Aisha Ibrahim as her name with these
numbers – 08067188213, 07081240038. Since the incident, I had been
trying to call her but to no avail. One of the numbers was switched off,
she wasn’t picking the other”, he added.
alongside suspect, were Adesanya Gbenga, a generator repairer, whom she
engaged to drive the stolen vehicle and the suspect brother, Mukoro
Okpako in whose house she lodged whenever she was in Lagos. And, who was
also assisting her to perfect the custom papers for the stolen
was surprised to see her opening the gate of the hotel herself for me to
drive out instead of the gateman. That wasn’t the first time I helped
her take vehicles out of Lagos to Sapele. It was about the third time.
it was a Toyota Camry “Big for Nothing”. I helped her moved it from
Ajah to Sapele, Delta State. She paid me N16, 000:00. The second one was
an “End of Discussion” Honda Accord and thirdly, Volkswagen Passat,
2001 model. I moved that too all night to Sapele”.
further stated “I was introduced to her in 2016 by her elder brother,
Mukoro Okpako, who worked as clearing and forwarding agent. I was told
she needed the assistance of a good driver to take to Warri. I later met
her in Ajah where I helped her take a Toyota Camry to Sapele”.
four months later, she summoned me to GRA Ikeja. She gave me a Honda
Accord (End of Discussion) to help her collect fuel from his brother at
Wawa, Ogun State. I took the fuel and returned the car. She then told me
that she has gotten another driver to take her. She gave me N5000 and I
created crisis for me. Although, I have been wondering where she has
been getting these cars but she told me that she hired them from Delta
whenever she comes to Lagos, and that a driver brought her to Lagos and
returned to Delta. I don’t know she steals cars”, he disclosed.
sources revealed that Harrold had already informed his brother, Okpako
of her desire to sell the car urging him to assist her in perfecting
custom papers for the Volkswagen Passat two days before she was arrested
in Agbor, Delta State.
recovered in Warri. It was further learnt that she had removed the
number plate and put it in a car mart for sale.
hinted that Harrold attempted concealing the stolen phone when she was
arrested, adding that, investigators were in Airport Hotel, Ikeja to
find out whether the suspect hired a Toyota Camry there as she claimed
to the police.
findings showed that the vehicle was not hired there, raising the
likelihood that she must have gotten the other two vehicles drugging her
met her man friend on Baddo, adding that they have been in relationship
for a year. “Why I stole his vehicle was that we had money issue.
State Police’ Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus,
who confirmed the arrest, noted that the State Command has resolved to
arrest any suspect that comes to Lagos to commit crime and gone into in
any part of the country.