Robbers Pose As Uber Drivers, Rob Passenger Of N2.4m
The police in Lagos have arrested two males posing as Uber drivers to rob unsuspecting passengers in some elements of the state.
The suspects, Sunday Gabriel, 29, and 24-year previous Kenneth Agbehi, reportedly held a feminine sufferer hostage on February 27, round 8pm and robbed her of an ATM card, money and different invaluable gadgets.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Lawal, who disclosed this on Monday throughout a press briefing on the police headquarters in Ikeja, stated, the suspects had been tracked down on the Victorial Island and a locally-made pistol in addition to their operational autos recovered from them.
“The suspects thereafter unlawfully withdrew the sum of N2,400,000 from the sufferer’s checking account. Following diligent investigation carried out by police operatives, the suspects had been nabbed of their hideout on Adeola Odeku Avenue, Victoria Island the place they had been planning one other operation.
“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and a number of other others that they had dedicated earlier. Reveals recovered from them embrace: one locally-made pistol, three reside cartridges, one Toyota Camry with registration quantity AHL 571 FE and one Toyota Corolla saloon automobile with registration quantity EPE 32 GG. The suspects are in police custody,” Alabi, who was represented by the command’s spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, stated.
Additionally, a 38-year-old man, Monday Nnaji, working with a plastic producing firm within the Mushin space of the state was apprehended over alleged theft.
Nnaji reportedly connived with some gang members to rob the agency, IMPCO Firm, of uncooked supplies price N24m.
The CP stated Nnaji facilitated the employment of a spy by the corporate to orchestrate the crime.
He stated, “Having labored within the firm as an informal employee for sooner or later, the spy in flip recruited his cohorts and fashioned a gang which ultimately invaded the corporate at about 2am on February 13, 2022, tied the corporate safety guards earlier than carting away 693 luggage of resin uncooked supplies for manufacturing plastic merchandise.
“The product stolen is valued at N24m. The identical gang confessed to have robbed Sorrento Nigeria Restricted Firm on City Planning Method, Ilupeju on 29/11/2021 and Sund Group Firm at Iyana-Ipaja in April, 2021.
“In the course of the Sorrento Firm operation, the gang carted away 1,400 luggage of resin valued at N48m. The suspects are: Abiodun Abayomi, 29; Oluwafemi Philips, 59; Daniel Nwachukwu, 37; Nnaji Monday and Falade Yusuf, 37. Reveals recovered embrace: 693 luggage of resin, two foton vehicles, 4 cutlasses, one axe, a chisel and a hammer.”
The CP stated between January 24 and March 1, 2022, the command on account of its proactive methods foiled 16 armed theft incidents and arrested 62 theft suspects, including that fifty suspects had been charged after diligent investigations.
Equally, about 104 suspected cultists had been nabbed out of which 98 had been charged.
Then police boss acknowledged, “A complete of 15 autos stolen at completely different areas within the state principally these faraway from parks had been recovered by way of painstaking and coordinated investigations carried out by our crack detectives.
“Sixty homicide suspects had been arraigned through the interval lined by this temporary. Twelve suspects had been arraigned for rape/defilement, 27 arms, 83 ammunition and 10 different weapons had been recovered.”
Alabi stated the command had been unrelenting in its efforts to curb the excesses of reckless drivers within the state, noting that 19 erring drivers had been arrested through the interval and 436 autos impounded for plying BRT lanes.
“About 316 bikes had been impounded for contravening restriction order. This order restricts the areas motorbike riders are licensed to ply,” he added.
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