A student identified as Oke was at the weekend rescued from the hands of a dreaded one-chance syndicate at Farmers’ market junction, Maitama, Abuja.
Oke, according to a police source, boarded a Wuse bound vehicle from Mpape junction and was able to challenge the suspects on sighting a traffic warden.
The source further revealed that the student met passengers already seated in the painted Nissan Sunny vehicle.
According to our informant, the back seat was said to be uncomfortable for him and he was advised to join the other passenger in the front seat, but his bag made it difficult for the driver to drive and the driver offered to place it in the trunk.
The source stated that immediately the student gave his bag to the driver, he discovered that the bag was being opened and he tried to turn back and look at what was happening but his vision was blocked so that he could not see what was happening behind.
This action made the student to be suspicious and he resisted when the driver told him to drop at Maitama junction that he would not want to go any further because of VIO.
When a traffic warden stopped the car at farmers’ market junction, the student struggled with the driver, who later parked the vehicle. The attention of the policemen was drawn to the scene and immediately the driver and his gang were arrested.
FCT Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent Hyelhira Altine Daniel confirmed the story.
“When he grabbed the steering and started shouting around farmers’ market junction Maitama, our officers instantly arrested the five ‘One Chance’ robbers, who had already robbed the student," she said.
She said investigation into the matter is still on going to identify their various networks.