Detectives from Lagos State an­ti-crime outfit, code named Rapid Re­sponse Squad, (RRS), at the weekend, recovered a Toyota Corolla car al­legedly parked at a La­gos Church where it was displayed for sale by an Abeokuta auto dealer.
This was even as four persons believed to be members of a syndicates who specialised in trans-border crimes were ar­rested in connection with the crime
  NATIONAL CRIMEWATCH gathered that eight other assorted cars stolen by the same gang were also recovered.
A Police source (names with-held) who was part of the team that recov­ered the vehicles said the suspects allegedly specialised in stealing choice cars from car lots, church premises etc and move them to other Afri­can countries for sale via Ogun border.
The police said the RRS, men who were working on a reported case of sto­len Toyota Corolla from where it was parked in Ikeja tracked the vehicle to a compound in Ko­bape, Abeokuta, belong­ing to a car dealer.
According to him, the grey colour Toyota Corol­la, a 2004 model belong­ing to Mrs Olaitan Lawal, was removed from the car park during a church pro­gramme at Ikeja, at about 6:00 pm while service was going on.
Explaining how the car was stolen the owner said. “I took my car to the church and parked it at the designated space for parking. After the church service, I went back to pick my car to go home, but I couldn’t find the car.”
She continued,”Immediately, I called Lagos emergency line on 112 and reported to the representative. As if that was not enough, I went straight to Area F in Ikeja, to equally lodge the complaint. At the sta­tion, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) connected me to the Commander of RRS, Assistant Commis­sioner of Police Olatunji Disu, as the capable hand to handle the case”.