The Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command. has once again foiled the attempt of two suspected members of a robbery gang to kill an Uber driver and abscond with his vehicle.
Consequently, the suspects identified simply as David and Major, were arrested with N5,000 they allegedly collected from the vehicle’s pigeon hole.
Driver of the UBER cab, Olushola Daniel, explained that the suspects chartered his cab from a popular hotel in Victoria Island area of the state to Tinubu Square, at the rate of N3,000, at about 3.30 am on Monday.
However on arrival, he said the suspects held him and ordered him to give them the money in his possession. They threatened to kill him if he did not obey and in the process they searched his vehicle before locating the sum of N5,000 in the pigeon hole of the car
According to him:
“they gripped me by the neck and threatened to kill me if I did not give them money. In the process, they searched the vehicle and collected the N5,000 I had in the pigeon hole.
He however succeeded in jumping out of the car before shouting for help. Luckily for him, there were some policemen stationed close by. They intervened swiftly in the matter and got the suspects arrested.
“I managed to jump out and shouted for help. Some RRS policemen that were at Broad Street by CMS bookshop came to my rescue and arrested the suspects before they could zoom off.”
The RRS team, as gathered, took the UBER driver and suspects to the Area ‘A’ Command, Lion Building .
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police, said: “The suspects are already being interrogated and will be transferred to Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation.”