LASTMA nabs ‘one chance’ robbers, rescues victim

CITIZENS COMPASS- LAGOS State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has apprehended two suspected abductors and rescued a female victim in the State

Barely two days after the operatives nabbed two ‘one chance’ robbers in Ikate, Lekki Ajah area.

The operation was carried out on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, around Presbyterian Church, Yaba.

The suspects have since been handed over to policemen in Sabo Yaba Division for further investigations.

Giving the details of the operation to newsmen on Wednesday, LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stated that the two suspected abductors were arrested by a team of LASTMA personnel from Somolu Zone while on patrol monitoring traffic around Yaba axis.

“Our officers on patrol and with the help of passersby chased and apprehended a Toyota Corolla saloon car (FST 60 RJ) after a lady at the back seat was heard shouting Kidnappers! Kidnappers!! Kidnappers after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu”

“The driver with the lady at the front seat were immediately apprehended while the woman who shouted kidnappers quickly got down and explained that immediately she joined the car from Maryland going to Apapa, a lady beside the driver collected her phone with other valuables and she shouted after noticing that they were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers”

The arrested driver who gave his name as Mr. Monday Amhe confessed during interrogation that himself and the arrested lady simply identified as ‘Joy’ were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers.

Mr Amhe confessed further that they operate by picking passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.

The lady ‘Joy’ confirmed it was the driver (Monday Amhe) who introduced her to the business.

They were both handed over to Sabo Divisional Police Station by Lastna Officers for further investigations.

The General Manager however cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.”


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