The Lagos State Police Command has recovered the Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) belonging to popular actor, Fred Amata that was snatched from him by gunmen at Fadeyi area of Lagos two weeks ago.
The vehicle, which was stolen on Saturday June 25, was recovered on Monday in Ejigbo area of the state. The command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) urged the actor to proceed to the Ejigbo police station and recover his vehicle.
“The eagle-eyed policemen spotted the vehicle with some male occupants and gave it a hot chase. The men realising they were being trailed by the police, abandoned the vehicle and fled,” she said.
Badmos stated that the command was still on the trail of the suspects, while the recovered vehicle will immediately be handed over to the owner.
The actor and president of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Amata was robbed at gunpoint.
According to his friend and colleague, Matthias Obahiagbon, who narrated the sad incident on his Facebook page, “Amata was returning from a business dinner on behalf of his Guild, very tired and looking forward to the warmth of his bed. As he waited for the street gate to be opened by the security guards, four fierce-looking gun-toting men appeared and off they went with him as captive in his own car.”