Uber drivers rob passengers at night

OrijoReporter.com, Lagos State Police Command

Two Uber drivers, who specialised in robbing female passengers at gunpoint, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

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According to Special Anti Robbery squad boss, Mohammed Sanusi, the drivers, Fosta Rufus, 30, and Franklin Jogbodo, perpetrated the act under the cover of the night.

Sanusi said Rufus and Jogbodo picked up their targets around Lekki, Ajah and Victoria Island areas of Lagos, and at gunpoint robbed them of valuable such as jewelry, expensive phones and cash.

Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said the suspects sometimes would take their victims to an ATM machine and force them to withdraw cash.

He said that a KIA Rio with registration number BDG 376 EP used in perpetrating the crime and other valuables, which including 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.

“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,” Edgal said.

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