A family of six, including two children, narrowly escaped death over the weekend, after a woman raised false alarm that the family members are armed robbers and that they just snatched a Toyota saloon car from her.
The woman, later identified as Lauretta Ehon, has been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), who later transferred her to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the state police command.
It was gathered that the policemen were on Saturday evening on patrol around Ori Oke Ogudu Ojota area of the state, when the arrested woman ran to them and lied that she had just been robbed.
The RRS team, led by Inspector Christian Onawona gave the said vehicle a chase but were caught in traffic and in order to catch up with the alleged armed robbers, one of the officers got off from the operational vehicle and mounted a motor bike to chase the acclaimed robbers.
However, the occupants of the car, which was being chased never, had an inkling that they were on the verge of being mistaken for robbers and that the police were trailing them.
Upon hearing the gunshots fired into the air by the officer, the driver of the vehicle applied the brake instantly and the police officer cautiously approached them, only to discover that the occupants were three females, one male and two children.
At this point, the police officer got to know that the complainant raised a false alarm.
The story later turned out to be far from the truth. What really transpired between the woman that raised false alarm and the owner of the victims’ car was a business transaction which occurred about six years ago.
The husband to the woman who raised false alarm and the owner of the car transacted a business which had to do with clearing of Tokunbo car from overseas.
Unfortunately, the vehicle went into demurrage after the client (Mr Ehon) paid the clearing agent, (Mr Balogun) and the matter was said to have been amicably settled, since both of them worked in the same company.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and commended the police inspector for his bravery.
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