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Zone 2 Police Smash Car Snatching Syndicate In Lagos 


Aug 6, 2023

Policemen attached to the Zone 2 Command, Lagos has arrested one Olamide Tailor who conspired with another suspect now at large to forcefully dispossess an Uber driver of his car.

A statement signed by SP Hauwa Idris Adamu, Zonal Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Command hq Onikan Lagos revealed that the incident happened on July 22 at 12:50am in Lagos. 

“On the 22nd of July 2023 at about 12:50am, intel was received by the AIG Zone 2, Muhammed Ali Ari that along Fagba Abule Egba Area, one suspect by name Olamide Tailor and his friend Habeeb now at large stopped a Corolla Saloon car, Ash in colour driven by an Uber driver one Mr Gbadamosi Adewale. 

“The suspect told the driver to drop them at Fela’s shrine, Ikeja. While on their way, they ordered the driver to turn back to where he picked them from under the pretence, that Habeeb has forgotten his phone at the hotel, the Uber driver obliged.

“When the Uber driver stopped at the point he picked them, one of  the suspect Habeeb who is now at large came out of the car pretending to be on a call and later came back into the car and sat behind the driver, at this time he had grinded pepper in his hand. 

“He subsequently applied the pepper in the victim’s eyes which forced him (driver) to jump out of the car shouting “thief thief “ and Olamide Tailor took over the car and drove away. 

“Consequently, on receipt of the information, the AIG Ari Mohammed Ali fcia pcs+ swung into action ,detailed a team of detectives from Monitoring Unit who immediately tracked the said car and apprehended one of the suspect who is currently giving useful information on the matter,” the statement read. 

The Zonal PPRO in the statement added that investigation is ongoing and that the arrested suspect will be arraigned in the court of competent jurisdiction on conclusion of investigation. 

The statement further advised members of the public particularly commercial drivers to always monitor the antics of their passengers with sinister intentions.

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