Photos: Lagos State police parades Uber drivers robs female clients at night

Photos: Lagos State police parades Uber drivers robs female clients at night
The Lagos State police command has arrested and paraded two Uber drivers who allegedly robs women of their valuables at night.

According to the Special Anti Robbery squad boss, Mohammed Sanusi, the drivers, Fosta Rufus, 30, and Franklin Jogbodo were picked up around Lekki, and Victoria Island areas of Lagos.

The suspects are accused of robbing their victims who usually females; of valuables such as jewelry, mobile phones and cash, at night.

Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, also alleged that the suspects sometimes follows their victims to ATM machines and would force them to withdraw cash at gunpoint.

Imohimi Edgal also 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.”

A KIA Rio with registration number BDG 376 EP used in perpetrating the crime and other valuables, which including Samsung Galaxy 7edge plus and iPhone 6 plus, allegedly collected from their victims identified as Nancy Nzuegbo and Eze Chinonso, were recovered from the suspects.

Imohimi Edgal also revealed that 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.

However, one of the drivers, Mr Franklin denied robbing anybody, saying it was his friend, Fosta who dragged him into the problem. He added he was the one who introduced Fosta into the Uber cab business.

According to him: “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.

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