Police arrest suspects for killing Uber driver
Lagos Police have arrested three suspects who allegedly plotted to murder 27-year-old Uber driver, Morenikeji Stephen, and fled in his Toyota Corolla sedan.
This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu.
Mr. Ajisebutu said the suspects “horribly murdered” the driver and were arrested by detectives attached to the Meiran Police Division in the state.
Police said the suspects requested the Uber driver’s service online, lured him to the Meiran area and strangled him to death.
“The suspects, after the heinous act, threw his body over the Abule Egba Bridge along the Lagos / Abeokuta highway and took his Toyota Corolla Saloon car with Reg. N ° KSF 830 GX.
“Following a report from the victim’s fiancée to the police division on September 6, 2021, detectives immediately set up investigative mechanisms which led to the arrest of the suspects in their criminal hiding places. and the recovery of the stolen car, ”the statement read.
The suspects are Rilwan Nasiru, 27, Sodiq Taiwo, 23, and Oladimeji, 20.
Mr Ajisebutu, a chief police superintendent, said police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu was happy with the arrest of the suspects, though saddened by the incident.
The police chief ordered that the case be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Mr. Odumosu expressed his compassion to the victim’s family and assured that no effort would be neglected to pursue the case diligently.
PREMIUM TIME reported that 186 murder suspects were arrested in Lagos between January and August this year, and a number of them have been prosecuted.
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