The Lagos state police command on Monday said it has recovered the Lexus SUV belonging to popular actor and film maker, Fred Amata at the Ejigbo area of the state.
The vehicle was stolen at gun point from the actor early hours of June 25.
In a statement issued by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, eagle-eyed policemen, who spotted the vehicle with some male occupants, gave it a hot chase yesterday.
The occupants of the vehicle, who realized they were being trailed by the policemen, abandoned the SUV and fled.
Ms. Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, however, said the police is still on the trail of the suspects while the recovered vehicle will soon be handed over to Mr. Amata.
Meanwhile, Amata, who is President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN) has expressed appreciation to the Lagos Police Command and the “responsive” government of the state for the recovery of his vehicle.
In a statement on Tuesday, the actor said: “Sincere thanks to the Lagos police command led by the Gallant CP Fatai Owoseni, who we understand put a personal call to the IPO, and the diligent state Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus (SP) and of course the IPO, Woman Corporal Idowu Ayodele, God Bless. And thanks to the responsive government of Lagos state for better equipping the force for more effective policing of our state. Thanks to All my friends, family and well-wishers for your prayers, goodwill messages and felicitations”.