The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one person for alleged attempt to hijack an Uber Taxi in Lagos.
According to reports, three suspected armed robbers on Friday attempted to hijack an Uber Taxi just after midnight on Friday at Oshodi, Lagos State.
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The trio was said to have boarded the taxi belonging to Adebisi in Lekki and stated they were heading to Oshodi. However on getting to Ikoyi they told the driver that they would want to pick a female friend from Dolphin Estate.
The Uber driver complied and headed the destination. “Two of them came down from the vehicle and some minutes later they were back saying that the female friend was not going to join them and that he should keep driving to Oshodi – Oke.” Mr Adebisi told news men.
The trio however attempted to rob the taxi driver of his cab but with a swift intervention of the RRU of Lagos State police command, one of the robbers identified as Emmanuel Ugbomah, 37, from Ndokwa, Delta State was arrested while two others escaped.
Mr. Adebisi said; “Two of them came down from the vehicle and some minutes later they were back saying that the female friend was not going to join them and that he should keep driving to Oshodi – Oke.
“When I was about to climb the Oshodi-Oke Bridge, one of them grabbed me from the back seat, another closed my mouth with his hand.
“A gun-like object was pointed at my head and they were shouting that I should come down and come to the back seat”, he said.
He continued, “immediately, I unbuckled the seat belt and opened the door, I saw some RRS policemen at the front. I screamed robbers, robbers, and ran towards them.
“They immediately swung to action after I explained to them that my car was about to be stolen. They ran towards the direction of my car. They apprehended one but two escaped.”
The suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja for further investigations.