How a lady who is a serial car thief was arrested in Warri after she drugged her friend and stole his car, phone and laptop in Ojodu, Lagos State

Mitchel Harrold, 37, has been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), under the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly drugging her friend in a hotel and stole his car, laptop and mobile phone.

The lady who was arrested in Warri, Delta State, drugged her friend who is a medical doctor in a hotel located in Ojodu area of Lagos State.

Her arrest came through the help of a Lagos based car dealer who she had contacted to help get import papers for the stolen car (Volkswagen Passat Wagon, 2001 model).

According to reports, the medical doctor and the lady had on 19 January, around 5:30pm, checked into a hotel in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos with intention to spend the night together.

As the doctor went into the bathroom to take his bath, the lady went out to get malt and yoghurt.

“I went in to take a bath and when I returned, she had gone to buy some drinks. I took the malt drink and yoghurt and I slept off. I slept off at 6:00 p.m. and woke up around 2:00 p.m.

“Behold, when I woke up, my personal effects such as phone and laptop had gone.

“Unfortunately for me, I do not know any of her relatives. We only met on a social media dating site, Badoo about a year ago.

“As I woke up, I rushed straight to meet with the receptionist and gateman to ask for her whereabouts, that was when I realised my car had been taken away too.

“They told me someone came to pick the car for her. And, she said she was going to get food. Immediately, I reported the incident at Omole Police Station.”

The doctor further stated that he was just realizing that the name of the lady is Mitchel Harrold after her arrest, because she told him her name was Aisha Ibrahim.

“I was getting to know her for real now,” he said.

“Since the incident, I had been trying to call her but to no avail. One of the numbers was switched off, she wasn’t picking the other.”

She was arrested alongside a man identified as Gbenga Adesanya, a generator repairer, whom she told to drive the stolen vehicle for her.

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In his own confession, Adesanya stated that he was introduced to the lady by her elder brother, who works as a clearing and forwarding agent;

“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.”

“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,” he said.

“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.”

According to the police, the lady had informed her brother, Mukoro Okpako, that she wanted to sell the car and urged him to help her get custom papers for the Volkswagen Passat just two days before her arrest.

“She attempted concealing the stolen phone when she was arrested,” the police stated.

“As it were now, whereabouts of the other stolen, Honda accord, End of Discussion and Toyota Camry, Big for Nothing remained unknown as she refused to cooperate with the Police during preliminary investigation.” The police added.

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