Police nab woman who drugs lovers, steals their property

The suspect, Michelle Harold and the car recovered from her.

A  37-year-old lady who drugged a medical doctor before stealing his valuables in a popular hotel in Lagos State has been arrested by the police.

The suspect, Michelle (surname withheld), has allegedly in the past committed a similar offence and made away with the victims belongings.

The suspect and her accomplice were a few days ago arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who tracked her to Delta State.

The suspect and her victim had lodged at a hotel in Ojodu area of Lagos State when she drugged him and escaped with his car, phone, laptop and other belongings.

The suspect was allegedly arrested while trying to perfect genuine documents for the stolen vehicle in order to transfer it to one of her brothers.

Metro gathered that the suspect had on Thursday, January 19, at about 5:30 p.m., together with her lover, a medical doctor, checked into a popular hotel (name withheld) in Ojodu, Berger, with the plan to spend the night.

According to the victim, Daniel (not real name): “I went to take a bath and when I returned to the room, I met some drinks the suspect had gone to buy. I took the malt drink and yoghurt and slept off at 6:00 p.m, only to wake up around 2:00 p.m. the following day.

“It was then I noticed that all my personal effects such as phone and laptop had gone. Unfortunately for me, I did not know any of her relatives. We only met on a social media dating site, Badoo, about a year ago. I rushed to the receptionist and gateman to ask for her whereabouts, only for me to realise my car had been taken away too.

“They told me someone came to pick the car for her and that she said she was going to get food. Immediately, I reported the incident at Omole police station.”

The victim also said that he was just aware of her real name as Michelle after the arrest because she gave him Aisha Ibrahim as her name.

“I was getting to know her for real now. She only gave me Aisha Ibrahim as her name with these numbers – 08067188213, 07081240038. Since the incident, I had been trying to call her but to no avail. One of the numbers was switched off while she wasn’t picking the other,” he added.

When interrogated, the accomplice, one Gbenga, said he was surprised to see her opening the gate of the hotel herself for him to drive out instead of the gateman.

“That wasn’t the first time I would be helping her take vehicles out of Lagos to Sapele. It was about the third time. First, it was a Toyota Camry. I helped her moved it from Ajah to Sapele, Delta State. The second one was an “End of Discussion” Honda Accord and third was a Volkswagen Passat, 2001 model. I moved that too all night to Sapele.

“I was introduced to her in 2016 by her elder brother who worked as clearing and forwarding agent. I was told she needed the assistance of a good driver to take cars to Warri. I later met her in Ajah where I helped her take a Toyota Camry to Sapele.

“The last vehicle is the one that has created problem for me. I had been wondering where she had been getting these cars from 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 did not know she was stealing them,” he disclosed.

A police source also informed Metro that the female suspect attempted concealing the stolen phone when she was arrested.

“As it is now, the whereabouts of the other stolen cars remain unknown, as she refused to cooperate with the police during preliminary investigation,” the source added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to Metro, saying that they had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigations.