It has been a busy week for members of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad [RRS]. They reportedly arrested one of the criminals who snatched a Toyota Camry car from an Uber driver.
Two suspected robbers, Daniel Alagor and a lady, Blessing, were reported to have ordered an Uber ride. The Uber driver, Mr Charles Ekwomi, arrived to take them to Abijo GRA, Ajah, their requested location at exactly 10:47pm. Blessing told the driver that they were attending a birthday party at Shoprite, Sangotedo, and that they were just going to pick up their colleagues in Abijo. Charles, the driver, agreed to take them to the party. Read his story:
“I agreed to pick their friends and drop them at the venue of the party. I noticed that their friends were not at the bus stop. They called their friends and we agreed to move into the estate to meet them on their way. I drove about 100 meters and I didn’t encounter them. So, I insisted I was going no further.
“They eventually came and immediately they entered the car, they tied a rope around my neck from the back. Then, all of them started punching me till I passed out. Thinking that I was dead, they took me into the bush and dropped my body near an uncompleted building. They left beside me a knife after tying me. Thank God, I woke up later. I reported at the closest police station and eventually, I learnt RRS men have arrested them.”
The police arrested Effiong Samuel, who claims to be a car dealer and a robber. Daniel Alagor, the alleged mastermind, Blessing, and other colleagues are said to be still at large. While lauding the efforts of the RRS, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police assured the public that the case will be transferred to SCID to proceed with investigations and capture the remaining suspects.