Two suspected robbers who allegedly killed an Uber driver, Sunday Obasi, and stole his car have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command.
The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday.
The suspects, he said were arrested in Aboki Estate, Lekki, Lagos, when they were preparing the car for sale to a scrap metal dealer.
The car is a Hyundai Elantra car with Reg. No. EPE 676 EC.
The police spokesman said investigation which was ongoing, in the case, had revealed that an ex–convict and bus conductor, along with three other people who were already at large, ganged up to hijack an Uber car with the intention of selling it off.
Oti explained: “On the said day, the quartet at around 11 p.m. waved down the deceased, Sunday Obasi, in Lekki. They told him they were going to Ikate and he charged them N1,000.
“Before getting to their destination, the suspects told the driver that they wanted to ease themselves. It was at this point they descended on the driver.
“They killed him and pushed him off the car into the road before driving the car to Beach Road, Lekki, where they hid it for two days while looking for buyer and swapped the number plate of the car with a Volkswagen Passat car (FKJ 708 CA) close by,” he said.