While parading Usman and other suspects, the newly posted Kwara State Commissioner of police, Mr. Esosa Amadasun, who was represented by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, said Usman was a driver with a Chinese construction company, Honggye International Nigeria Limited, based in Ekiti State.
He said the suspect was arrested along the Jebba-Lagos Road on Saturday by the command’s Special Ember Months Patrol team.
He added that the stolen jeep with number plate, KTU 32 BZ, was recovered from the suspect.
According to Amadasun, the suspect had confessed to removing the vehicle from the company yard at Ado-Ekiti and was enroute to Abuja to sell it when he was apprehended.
The CP said, “Usman said he was forced into the crime to punish Xans who was the site manager of the company.
“He said Xans, who is his direct supervisor, had used him many times to allegedly commit several crime of cheating the company of its money and resources.
The suspect informed the police that his master stole the company’s money through three private bank accounts with and that he didn’t compensate him.
“The driver said the idea of selling the jeep came to him as a last option when he demanded from his master N500,000 to buy a small car but he gave him only N300,000 instead.
“That was why he was in Lagos with the car where he was offered N1m. He changed his mind to go to Abuja for a better offer before his arrest by our team near Jebba Bridge.”
Amadasun also paraded some suspected cultists. The CP identified the suspects as Habib Olamilekan, Adebayo Gbenga,Felix Somadima, and a woman, Abdulrasheed Latifa, who allegedly used to supply the suspected cultists illicit drugs.