Over the weekend, men from the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) found a 2014 Nissan Altima that had been left near Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos, by a drunk driver.
On Saturday night, the driver, named as Samuel Lawal, allegedly left his boss at his home in Magodo Phase 1 before sneaking out of the gated community with the vehicle to go out and party near the Fela Shrine in Ikeja.
He didn’t bring the automobile home, though, because he got really wasted at the party. On Sunday morning when he awoke, he noticed the car key in his pocket but was unsure of where he had parked it.
He had to tell his supervisor that the car had been stolen after exhausting all options to locate it.
The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, tweeted to confirm the incident:
“Officials of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Monday, August 1, 2022 recovered a 2014 Nissan Altima abandoned by a drunk driver at Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos two days before.
The driver abandoned his boss’ vehicle at Allen Avenue after getting drunk on Saturday night. Preliminary investigations reveal that the driver, after dropping off his boss at his residence in Magodo, rather than park the vehicle sneaked out with it to party around Ikeja.
The driver woke up on Sunday morning with the car key in his pocket but could not remember where he had parked the vehicle. The driver said to the Police, ‘After all means to locate the vehicle proved futile
I had no alternative but to lie to my boss that I was robbed and that the vehicle had been driven away.”