A female member of an armed robbery gang, who specialized, is robbing Uber drivers have been arrested.Also arrested along with the lady are two members of the gang identified as Zino Tochukwu Ude and Anumelechi Chris Williams.The police however did not disclose the identity of the female member of the gang, saying that she was helping them to get at other fleeing suspects.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal who ordered the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects yesterday said that on 19, 2018 around 11.30 am, an Uber driver picked a female passenger from Oniru to Orchid Hotel by 2nd Toll-gate, Lekki, unknown to him that the woman belonged to a gang of armed robbers. Edgal said that on their way to the said Hotel, the woman asked the Uber Driver to pull over, to enable her collect money from her boyfriend.
According to him, the driver obliged her request 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, his two phones and cash sum o N20, 000.00. And that thereafter, the robbers zoomed off with the woman.“On receipt of the report, operatives of SARS, Oshodi-Tapa, Lagos Island base, swung into action and visited the scene of incident, where they picked objects of evidential value for analysis.
“The result of the enquiry led to the arrest of two of the suspects involved in the crime, namely: Zino Tochukwu Ude ‘m’ and Anumelechi Chris Williams ‘m’ 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 operatives to recover the stolen car. They equally confessed to series of car snatching operations in Lagos and other contiguous States. They also led the operatives to recover one Honda Saloon Car with Reg. No. GGE-954-BQ which they snatched in Delta State” he added. Edgal said nvestigation is ongoing with a view to arresting fleeing members of the gang for prosecution.