Police Arrest Two Suspected Car Snatchers
Two suspected car Snatchers have been arrested by policemen in Abule Egba area of Lagos.
According to reports, operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command of the state made the arrest following a report made to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of the zone, AIG Ari Mohammed Ali.
As contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the Zone, SP Hauwa Idris Adamu, “On July 22, 2023, at about 12:50am intelligence report was received by the AIG Zone 2 , Muhammed Ali Ari that along Fagba Abule – Egba Area of Lagos State, one suspect by name Olamide Tailor and his friend Habeeb now at large stopped a Corolla Saloon car, ash in colour and driven by an Uber driver one Mr Gbadamosi Adewale.
“The suspect told the driver to drop them at Fela’s shrine, Ikeja.
“While on their way, they ordered the driver to turn back to where he picked them from under the pretence, that Habeeb has forgotten his phone at the hotel, the Uber driver obliged.
“When the Uber driver stopped at the point he picked them, one of the suspect Habeeb who is now at large came out of the car pretending to be on a call and later came back into the car and sat behind the driver, at this time he had ground pepper in his hand. He subsequently applied the pepper in the victim’s eyes which forced him (driver ) to jump out of the car shouting ‘thief- thief’ and Olamide Tailor took over the car and drove away .
“Consequently, on receipt of the information, the AIG Ari Mohammed Ali fcia pcs+ swung into action, detailed a team of detectives from the Monitoring Unit who immediately tracked the said car and apprehended one of the suspects who is currently giving useful information on the matter.
“In the interim, the investigation is ongoing, the arrested suspect will be arraigned in the court of competent jurisdiction on conclusion of our investigation,” the statement added.
In light of the foregoing, the AIG has called on members of the public, particularly commercial drivers have been advised to always monitor the antics of their passengers with sinister intentions so that they do not fall victims.