Men of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have recovered a 2014 Nissan Altima car abandoned by a drunk driver at Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, over the weekend.
The driver, identified as Samuel Lawal, was said to have dropped his boss off at his residence in Magodo Phase 1 on Saturday night and snuck out of the compound with the car to party around Fela Shrine, Ikeja.
However, he got extremely drunk at the party and didn’t return home with the car. When he woke up on Sunday morning, he saw the car key in his pocket but didn’t know where he parked the vehicle.
After trying all possible means to find the car, he had to lie to his boss that the car had been stolen.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin wrote on Twitter,
“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.”