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By hussenah • 11th Feb 2019 • 222 views • 38 comments

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected robbers for allegedly killing an Uber driver and stealing his Hyundai Elantra car , with number plate EPE 676 EC .

Humble Peter - Robert, 33 , and Gideon Archibong, 36 , were arrested on Monday , February 4 , 2019 , at the Aboki Estate , Lekki , Lagos , while reportedly removing the car ’ s parts for sale to a scrap metal dealer .

The arrest of the suspects followed a directive from the new state Police Commissioner, Zubairu Mu ’ azu , to the RRS Commander , Olatunji Disu , that the culprits must be fished out and made to face justice.

The police said in a statement on Sunday that Peter - Robert , an ex -convict and a bus conductor, in company with three others now at large , had three days before his arrest conspired to hijack the car and sell it off.

On the said date , Peter - Robert and the fleeing suspects , identified simply as Emma , David and Dolapo, around 11 pm , flagged down the vehicle that the deceased , Sunday Obasi , was driving in the Lekki area of the state .

It was gathered that the suspects told the driver that they were going to Ikate and he charged them N1 , 000 .

Before getting to their destination , the suspects reportedly told the driver that they wanted to ease themselves . It was at this point they descended on the driver .

They allegedly killed him and pushed him off the car onto the road before driving the vehicle to Beach Road, Lekki, where they hid it for two days , while looking for a buyer .

Peter - Robert was quoted to have said , “ 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 out on the road and went away with the car , a wine Hyundai Elantra .

“ At the Beach Road, Lekki , where we parked the car , we swapped the number plate with that of a Volkswagen Passat car , FKJ 708 CA, that was close by . We left it for two days hoping to contact buyers .

“ Emma , also an Uber driver , is our ring leader . He noticed that the driver was operating offline before deciding that we should hijack the car . The following day when one of us visited where we had hijacked the car , he noticed the guy ’ s remains were already in a police body bag .

“ We contacted Archibong to assist us to dispose off the car . The buyers we invited indicated that they could only buy the car parts . It was in the process of dismantling the car that the RRS patrol vehicle spotted us and arrested two of us . Emma , Dolapo and David are on the run . ”

While commenting on the development, the Commissioner of Police , Zubairu Mu ’ azu , stated that investigations were continuing on the case .

He noted that the command would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the fleeing suspects were apprehended and made to face justice.

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