Four Suspects Arrested In Edo And Delta As Police Bust Car Snatching Syndicate

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The suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Edo and Delta States and two vehicles were recovered.

Four members of a car-snatching syndicate, including two females, have been arrested by the Zone 2 Police Command, in charge of Lagos and Ogun states.

The suspects, Adams Michael, 44; Ojokola Mathew, 40; Osikhena Mercy, (f) 27 and Ejeh Esther, (f) 29, were apprehended following a petition to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, AIG Ali Mohammed Ari, by one Akolawole Omowunmi.

Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO) SP Hauwa Idris-Adamu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Edo and Delta States and two vehicles recovered.

The spokesperson said the leader of the gang, Adams’ style is to call up an Uber driver under the pretence that he is going to need his service for three days but at the end, he runs away with the vehicle having secured the confidence of the driver.

According to the petition dated May 8, 2023,  the complainant, who uses his silver Toyota Camry saloon car, 2009 model, with registration number: BDG 80 HU for Uber services, said he received a call from the principal suspect, Adams, who booked a ride from Lekki phase 1 at Presken hotel.

On arrival at the venue, the Uber driver stated that Adams told him to cancel the ride and take an offline trip, under the guise of engaging his services for three days, which the Uber driver gladly obliged to, without any iota of suspicion.

However, according to the PPRO in a statement, at about 8:00pm same day, the principal suspect, Adams, called the Uber driver to take him and his girlfriend to a supermarket in Lekki.

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