Lagos, Nigeria – Men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday arrested two abductors and rescued a female victim inside their car around Pedesbytrian Church, Yaba area of the state.
While narrating the event, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA stated that the suspected abductors were arrested by a team of LASTMA personnel from the Somolu zone while on patrol monitoring traffic around the Yaba axis.
“Our officers on patrol and with the help from passersby chased and apprehended a Toyota Corolla saloon car (FST 60 RJ) after a lady in the back seat was heard shouting Kidnappers! Kidnappers!! Kidnappers after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu”
“The driver with the lady in the front seat was immediately apprehended while the woman who shouted kidnappers quickly got down and explained that immediately she joined the car from Maryland going to Apapa, a lady beside the driver collected her phone with other valuables and she shouted after noticing that they were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers”
Monday Amhe, the arrested driver confessed during interrogation that he and the arrested lady simply identified as ‘Joy’ were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers.
Amhe confessed further that they operate by picking up passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.
The accomplice lady – Joy confirmed it was the driver, Monday who introduced her to the business and since then, it has been going smoothly until the recent caught.
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However, the two suspects were handed over to Sabo Divisional Police Station by LASTMA Officers for further investigations.