Police recoup stolen Uber taxi in Lagos

The police in Lagos have captured two men who purportedly confiscated a Uber driver of his vehicle, N20, 000 and mobile phones, while professing to be travelers.

CP Imohimi Edgal, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, told newsmen on Thursday that the Uber driver was deceived into the thieves’ net by a female associate.

“On Oct. 19, 2018 at about 11:30a.m, a Uber driver picked a female traveler from Oniru to Orchid Hotel by second Toll-door, Lekki, obscure to him the lady had a place with a posse of furnished burglars.

“On their way to the lady’s goal she requested that the driver pull over to empower her gather cash from her beau.

“The driver obliged her and pulled over, all the while, three equipped men developed and looted the driver of his Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No. KRD-827-EY, two telephones and N20,000 and zoomed off with the lady.

“On receipt of the report, agents of SARS, Oshodi-Tapa, Lagos Island base, visited the scene of episode, where they picked objects of evidential incentive for examination.

“The consequence of the enquiry prompted the capture of the two presumes associated with the wrongdoing and the recuperation of their operational arms; a slice to estimate twofold barrel weapon with two live cartridges.

“Amid cross examination, they admitted to the wrongdoing and supported the agents to recoup the stolen vehicle. They likewise admitted to taking different vehicles in Lagos and different coterminous states,” he said.

Edgal said the speculates likewise drove the agents to recuperate one Honda cantina vehicle with enlistment number GGE-954-BQ which they grabbed in Delta State.

He said examination was continuous with the end goal of capturing other escaping individuals from the posse so they can be indicted.


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