Five suspects are now in police net over alleged diversion of five exortic cars valued at N20 million.
The suspects were said to have been arrested by police operatives attached to Apapa Division led by the DPO. CSP Lanre Edegbal following credible intelligence.
As reliably gathered, the suspects identified as Stephen Opamu, Bolaji. Dele, Austin and Akande were alleged to have conspired and diverted the vehicles to Ladipo market for disposal.
The cars include two Corolla CE, 2007 model, one Toyota Camry LE, one Elentra Hyundai and one Infinity 2007 model.
Police source informed that the cars, loaded in a container, were cleared from the Apapa Terminal Port.
According to the source, the master mind of the deal is on the run, while the police have commenced a manhunt to arrest him.
The fleeing accomplice was said to have been contracted by the importer of the cars to clear them out of the port.
Upon the successful clearance of the cars, he was said to have contacted Stephen Opamu, who perfected the diversion of the cars to Ladipo market, where they were handed over to others for disposal.
In a chat with journalists, one of the suspects  Stephen Opamu confessed to the crime, saying that he was contracted to take the cars to Ladipo for sale by the fleeing dealer.
While parading the suspects Wednesday at the command headquarter, the Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi hinted  that the syndicate operates in a chain.
” They operate in a chain, their job is to stay at the gate of the port, look for a driver that is taking out consignment. They convince the driver to divert the goods with a promise of handlesome reward, if the driver is gullible he will comply.
I have directed the DPO to go ahead with the investigation with a view to identify the specific role of each of the suspects”, CP Edgal said.