The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad posted to Oshodi -Oke recently foiled an Uber taxi hijack by three armed robbers .
A suspect, Emmanuel John Ugbomah,37 years from Ndokwa, Delta state,
was arrested at Oshodi -Oke at 12:30a.m while trying to escape after a
botched attempt to hijack an uber taxi,a black Toyota corolla 2009
model belonging to one Adebisi.
The suspect, in company of two other accomplices had boarded Adebisi’s
uber taxi in Lekki.They reportedly told the victim they were going to
Oshodi and he charged them #4,000 ,but on getting to Ikoyi,the trio
told the driver to head to Dolphin where they said they were to pick a
According to Adebisi,” two of them came down from the vehicle and some
minutes later they were back saying that the female friend was not
going to join them, that I should keep driving to Oshodi -Oke.when I
was about to climb the Oshodi -Oke Bridge,one of them grabbed me from
the back seat,and another closed my mouth with his hand”.
A gun -like object was pointed at my head and they commanded me to
take the back seat,immediately I unbuckled the seat belt and opened
the door,I saw some RRS policemen at the front,I screamed
robbers!robbers and ran towards them.They immediately swung to action
after I explained to the policemen that my car was about to be
stolen.They ran towards the direction of my car,apprehended one but
The victim claimed his Tecno C8 phone and the sum of eighty thousand
naira were missing by the time he was composed.
He identified Ugbomah as one of suspects. The suspect claimed that he was
an automobile mechanic and was on his way from Lekki to Oshodi after
he had gone to fix a broken down vehicle for a customer when he was
apprehended by the police at some minutes past midnight.
Recovered from him at the point of arrest were charms,master key and a
pistol shaped device.
The suspect has been transferred to special Anti- Robbery Squad,Ikeja
for further investigations.
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