The operatives of Rapid Response Squad posted to Oshodi Oke, early Friday morning, foiled an UBER taxi hijack by 3 armed robbers with the arrest of one suspect.
The suspect, Emmanuel John Ugbomah, 37, from Ndukwa, Delta State, was arrested in after a botched attempt to hijack an uber taxi, a black Toyota Corrolla, 2009 model belonging to one Adebisi. Ugbomah, in company of two other accomplices had boarded Adebisi's uber taxi in Lekki. .
They reportedly told the victim they were going to Oshodi, to which he charged them N4,000. But on getting to Ikoyi, the trio told the driver to head to Dolphin where they said they were going to pick a lady friend.
According to Adebisi, “two of them came down from the vehicle and some minutes later they were back saying that the female friend was not going to join them and that he should keep driving to Oshodi - Oke.
When I was about to climb the Oshodi - Oke Bridge, one of them grabbed me from the back seat, another closed my mouth with his hand. A gun was pointed at my head and they were shouting that I should come down and come to the back seat.
Immediately I unbuckled the seat belt and opened the door, I saw some RRS policemen at the front. I screamed robbers! robbers! and ran towards them. They immediately swung to action and apprehended one but two escaped.”
The victim claimed his and a sum of eighty thousand naira were missing by the time he was composed. Recovered from Ugbomah, were charms, master key and a pistol shaped device.