Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday, 29th of November, 2022 arrested another two suspected abductors, also known as the “one chance” armed robbery gang, and rescued a female victim inside their car around Pedesbytrian Church, Yaba, Lagos.
Two ‘One Chance’ Armed Robbery Gang Arrested By LASTMA
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by Director, Public Affairs Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq
Taofiq quoted the General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba as stating that the two suspected abductors were arrested by a team of Lastma personnel from the Somolu zone while on patrol monitoring traffic around the Yaba axis.
Oreagba said, “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 were 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”.
The arrested driver who gave his name as Mr. Monday Amhe confessed during interrogation that he and the arrested lady simply identified as “Joy” were “one-chance” kidnappers.
Mr. 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 lady “Joy” confirmed it was the driver (Monday Amhe) who introduced her to the business.
They were both handed over to Sabo Divisional Police Station by Lastma Officers for further investigations.
The General Manager however cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.