The Lagos State Police Rapid Response Command has on Monday paraded yet another armed robbers who killed an Uber driver with a stone after boarding and taking possession of his car
According to a statement released by the RRS command, the men killed the Uber driver, after hitting him severally with a stone on the head, before pushing him out of the car.
The statement reads:
“These men killed a UBER driver who was going about his daily routine. He was hit severally with a stone on the head before being pushed out of the car. They were arrested by the RRS undercover teams and transferred to FSars”.
This latest news is coming a few weeks after the former Commissioner of Police of the state, Mr Imohimi Edgar arrested two men and recovered stolen Uber Taxi allegedly snatched from an Uber driver, N20, 000 naira and cell phones while the robbers were pretending to be passengers.
The then CP Imohimi Edgal, had briefed newsmen saying:
“On Oct. 19, 2018 at about 11:30a.m, an Uber driver picked a female passenger from Oniru to Orchid Hotel by 2nd Toll-gate, Lekki, unknown to him the woman belonged to a gang of armed robbers.
“On their way to the woman’s destination she asked the driver to pull over to enable her collect money from her boyfriend.
“The driver obliged her and pulled over, in the process, three armed men emerged and robbed the driver of his Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. KRD-827-EY, two phones and N20,000 and zoomed off with the woman.
“On receipt of the report, operatives of SARS, Oshodi-Tapa, Lagos Island base, visited the scene of the incident, where they picked objects of evidential value for analysis.
“The result of the enquiry led to the arrest of the two suspects involved in the crime and the recovery of their operational arms; a cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges.
“During interrogation, they confessed to the crime and aided the operatives to recover the stolen car. They also confessed to stealing other cars in Lagos and other contiguous states,” he said.
Edgal said the suspects of the stolen Uber Taxi, also led the operatives to recover one Honda saloon car with registration number GGE-954-BQ which they snatched in Delta State.
He said the investigation on the stolen Uber Taxi was ongoing with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the gang so they can be prosecuted.