The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mitchel Harold, 37, who allegedly drugged her boyfriend – a medical doctor – and made away with his car, laptop and phone.
The command’s Spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday in Lagos, said that the suspect was arrested in Agbor, Delta, after committing the crime in Lagos.
Badmos said that the suspect drugged the medical doctor at a hotel in Ojodu.
According to the spokesperson, the suspect and her lover checked into the popular hotel (name withheld) at 5:30p.m on January 19.
She said that the duo had planned to spend the night together in the hotel.
The lady, after settling down in the hotel, went to get malt drink and yoghurt while the boyfriend was taking bath.
The victim had explained that when he returned, he took the malt drink and yoghurt, slept off at 6p.m. and woke up at 2a.m.
He reported at Omole Police Station when he discovered that his personal effects, including his car were gone.
“The victim claimed that he met the suspect on a social media dating site, Badoo, about a year ago,” Badmos said.
The victim said he was just aware of the lady’s real name as Mitchel Harold after the arrest, because she gave him Aisha Ibrahim as her name.
Badmos said that the command’s anti-crime patrol team known as Rapid Response Squad, traced the suspect through a car dealer in Lagos State.
“She had engaged the car dealer to help her to perfect import papers for the doctor’s stolen Volkswagen Passat Wagon 2001 model,’’ Badmos said.
The spokesman told newsmen that the woman was arrested along with a power generator repairer, who she engaged to drive the stolen vehicle.
The police said that the repairer admitted that he had helped the woman to take away many vehicles out of Lagos State to Sapele in Delta.
According to Premium Times, the generator repairer, Gbenga Adesanya, said
I 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 would be helping her take a vehicle out of Lagos to Sapele.
It was about the third time.
First, it was a Toyota Camry ‘Big for Nothing.’ I helped her moved it from Ajah to Sapele, Delta State. The second one was an ‘End of Discussion’ Honda Accord and thirdly, Volkswagen Passat, 2001 model. I moved that too all night to Sapele.
Adesanya said the suspect’s brother, who worked as clearing and forwarding agent introduced him to her last year.
“I was told she needed the assistance of a good driver to take to Warri. I later met her in Ajah where I helped take a Toyota Camry to Sapele.
About four months later, she summoned me to GRA Ikeja. She gave me a Honda Accord (End of Discussion) to help her collect fuel from her 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 left.
The last vehicle is the one that has 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 said.
Badmos said that the case had been transferred to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.