Uber Driver’s Vehicle Stolen By Men With Wooden Pistols

An Uber driver’s car was stolen by 2 passengers he picked up at Afrika Shrine. They attacked him with wooden ‘beretta pistols’.

After the robbery, the Uber driver, Ogadinma Ikeagu, came across an anti-crime patrol team from Maroko Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid. Ikeagu narrated how his Toyota Corolla saloon car, with number plates KJA 69 FE, had just been snatched by two passengers he picked at the Afrika Shrine.

The DPO took Ikeagu in his patrol vehicle and drove in the same direction taken by the thieves, while escaping with the car. The Police team caught the car within Victoria Island and arrested one of the robbers while the other one escaped. The robber was arrested and two wooden berretta pistol look-alikes recovered from him.

According to Ikeagu, the robbers boarded his car on January 23, at about 11p.m. at Afrika Shrine and said to be heading to Victoria Island and halfway into the journey, they attacked him and stole his car at gunpoint and fled.

Confirming the arrest, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, CSP Chike Oti, said:

Although one of the suspects escaped, the team arrested his crime partner, Ogundoju Olalekan.

On interrogation, he confessed to have committed the crime.

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