Two robbers who specialized in killing Uber drivers, arrested

The policemen in Lagos State have apprehended two suspected members of a robbery gang that specialized in attacking Uber drivers and snatching their vehicles at gunpoint.

The suspects who posed as passengers, ordered for an Uber ride at about 11.30 pm, last Sunday. While the unsuspecting driver was conveying them to their destination in Ajah, the suspects attacked him with an axe.

On reaching Abijo Government Reserved Area, Ibeju Lekki, he lost control of the steering. Thereafter, they put him at the passenger’s corner and zoomed off. The police was alerted by motorists who witnessed the operation.

The stolen vehicle was later traced to Mayfair Garden, Ibeju Lekki, where the suspects were arrested and the abducted driver rescued. An axe stained with blood and one knife were recovered from the suspects.

The driver, who was seriously injured, is receiving treatment at a hospital within Lagos State.

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