Women and other young females who use the popular transport system, Uber, should be wary of the drivers they use at night as security operatives attached to the Lagos State Police Command just arrested two suspects who specializes in robbing women of their valuables at night.
The two suspects who are Uber drivers were arrested by the Police for robbing their victims at gunpoint.
The drivers, Fosta Rufus, and Franklin Jogbodo, according to the Special Anti Robbery squad boss, Mohammed Sanusi, robbed their victims of valuables such as jewelry, expensive phones and cash. The victims according to the Police boss were mainly ladies who go out at night.
While parading the suspects, the Lagos State Police Chief, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, said the suspects sometimes would follow their victims to an ATM machine from where they would force them to withdraw cash at gunpoint.
He added that the suspects have admitted participating in three different robbery operations in the past. “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,” the CP dislosed.
Furthermore, CP Edgal said that a KIA Rio with registration number BDG 376 EP used in perpetrating the crime and other valuables, including Samsung Galaxy 7edge plus and iPhone 6 plus, allegedly collected from their victims were recovered from the suspects.
The Lagos police boss said he has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to maintain police visibility in major roads and neighbourhood across the metropolis.
“I have also directed them to carry out constant raids of back spots. We hope to sustain the current low crime rate in the state” he said.
In his confessional statement, Franklin denied robbing anybody, saying it was his friend, Fosta who dragged him into the problem. “I met Fosta while working with UBA as a driver. I met him again sometime this year. I helped him to register as an Uber driver. It was him who collected the phones that were found on us from some ladies,” he said.