- Two Uber drivers have been arrested by the Lagos police command
- The suspects specialise in robbing women of their valuables at gunpoint
- They admitted to have participated in three different robbery operations in the past
The Lagos state police command has arrested two Uber drivers who specialise in robbing women of their valuables at gunpoint.
According to the police, 30 year old Fosta Rufus and Franklin Jogbodo used to pick up their targets around Lekki, Ajah and Victoria Island areas of Lagos.
The criminals were paraded at the command headquarters, Ikeja by Imohimi Edgal, the Lagos state police commissioners, who said the suspects follow their victims to ATM machine from where they would force them to withdraw cash at gunpoint, Daily Post reports.
According to him, they have admitted participating in three different robbery operations in the past.
“On one occasion the suspects collected the sum of N86,000 from their victim using her Access Bank ATM. They have both confessed to the crime,” he said.
Edgal said that a KIA Rio with registration number BDG 376 EP used in perpetrating the crime and other valuables, which included Samsung Galaxy 7edge plus and iPhone 6 plus, allegedly collected from their victims identified as Nancy Nzuegbo and Eze Chinonso, were recovered from the suspects.
He said he had directed all area commanders and divisional police officers to maintain police visibility in major roads and neighbourhood across the metropolis.
“I have also directed them to carry out constant raids of back spots. We hope to sustain the
Franklin however denied robbing anybody.
“I met Fosta while working with UBA as a driver. I met him again sometime this year. I helped him to register as an Uber driver. It was him who collected the phones that were found on us from some ladies," he said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Nigerian police on Tuesday, September 3, gave details on how a notorious armed robber was gunned down by its operatives in Abia state during a gun battle.
The police said that its operatives encountered the criminals when the command control room was alerted of a robbery attack in Imo state.
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