A suspected armed robber is known in the underworld as Humble has to give a graphic account on how his gang killed an Uber driver and pushed him out of the car in Lagos.
Humble who gave the details at the Cell of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command said, ” The driver told us that he was sick, but we did not show him mercy as we beat him till he gave up the ghost. We pushed him out of the car while on the motion to make sure that we finished him.
“I was sitting in front of the car with the driver. We seized and hit him with stones several times. He complained that he was sick. We pushed him beside the road and went away with the car, a wine colour Hyundai Elantra.
“At the Beach Road, Lekki, where we parked the car, we swapped the number plate of the car with a Volkswagen Passat car (FKJ 708 CA) close by. We left it for two days hoping to contact buyer for the car.
“Emma, also an UBER driver, is our ring leader. He noticed that the driver was operating offline before deciding that we hijack the car from him. The following day when one of us visited where we hijacked the car. He noticed the guy’s remains was already in police body bag.
‘We contacted Archibong to assist us in disposing the car. The buyers we invited indicated that they would buy the car parts only . It was in the process of dismantling the car that RRS patrol vehicle spotted us and arrested two of us. Emma, Dolapo and David are on the run.”
However , two of the suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of the driver and stealing of the Hyundai Elantra, car with the registration number EPE 676 EC.
The arrest of the suspects followed a directive from the new state police boss ,Zubairu Muazu to the commander of the RRS ,Olatunji Disu to fish out the culprits .
The two suspects: Humble , 33, and Achibong, 36, were arrested on Monday February 4, at about noon in Aboki Estate, Lekki, area of the State while removing the car parts for sale to a scrap metal dealer.
Investigations by the police revealed that Humble an ex – convict and a bus conductor, in company with three others, now at large, had three days before his arrest conspired to hijack a UBER car and sell it off.
On the said day, the suspects at around 11:00 p.m waved down the deceased, Sunday Obasi in Lekki. They told him they were going to Ikate and he charged them N1,000.
Before getting to their destination, the suspects told the driver that they wanted to ease themselves. It was at that point they descended on the driver. They killed him and pushed him off the car into the road before driving the car to Beach Road, Lekki, where they hid it for two days while looking for buyer.
The new Commissioner of Police Mr Zubairu Muazu said the police have declared manhunt for other members of the gang who are on the run .