Long arms of the law have caught up with three male suspects allegedly conspired together and gruesomely murdered an UBER driver, Morenikeji Stephen Oluwaniyi, aged 27, and made away with his Toyota Corolla saloon car.
The detectives attached to the Meiran Police Division, Lagos State swing into action and apprehended the suspects in their hideout, immediately after the case was reported.
Authoritative source revealed that the suspects, Rilwan Nasiru, aged 27; Sodiq Taiwo, aged 23 and Oladimeji, aged 20 booked UBER service online, lured the driver to Meiran area and strangled him to death.
Confirming the arrest, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the PPRO, Lagos command revealed that the suspects, after the dastardly act, dumped his body on the Abule Egba bridge, along the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway and made away with his Toyota Corolla Saloon car with Reg. No. KSF 830 GX.
“Following a report by victim’s fiancée at the Police Division on 6th September, 2021, detectives immediately put in motion investigation mechanisms which led to the arrest of the suspects in their criminal hideouts, and recovery of the stolen car.
The PPRO stressed further that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who was pleased with the breakthrough but saddened by the incident, has directed that the case should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti Yaba for further investigation and prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police while commiserating with the victim’s family, has assured that no stone would be left unturned to diligently prosecute the case.
He further admonishes UBER drivers and others operating a similar business to be security conscious always and be wary of the passengers who patronize them.