Lagos Police Arrest Five Car Hijackers

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two
suspected robbers, who hijacked a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki
and three others that participated in the selling of the car to a dealer
in Republic of Benin for the sum of N250,000.

The suspects: Michael Sosa (27), Nelson Benson (24), Idowu Dauda (30), Owolabi Shobayo, a.k.a Daju pa (29) and Biliaminu Abu,
a.k.a Gengen (43) were all arrested in Ijoko and Ota, Ogun State last
week for hijacking and selling a Taxify car back in February, 2019.  

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It was revealed that Sosa, in company of Dosumu, now at large, had
sometime in February, 2019 converged in Elegushi Beach, Lekki where they
both hatched the plan to hijack a Taxify car, move it to Ogun State to
sell. Sosa, a suspected ‘yahoo boy’, after waiting till 10:00 p.m.
ordered a Taxify ride from Agungi Estate to Lagos Island.

In the car with him were other suspects, identified as Dosumu and Idowu Samuel.

According to Sosa, “at Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lekki, I told the
driver I wanted to ease myself. We alighted, while I pretended to be
urinating, Dosumu poured dried pepper he was keeping in a bottle water
he bought in traffic. He allowed the substance to dissolve well.    

“We got back into the car. The Taxify driver was about to start the
car when Dosumu poured the mixture on the driver’s head. Spontaneously,
he screamed and jumped out of the car. He started shouting for help. I
got on his seat and drove the car away from the scene.  

“I drove to the road leading to Alpha Beach, where we stopped for
some hours because we suspected we were being followed. At about 4:00
a.m. on Sunday, I proceeded to Agege via Agidingbi, dropping Dosumu in
Omole. I picked Nelson Benson in Agege Stadium. Nelson was to direct us
through the routes that prevent us from encountering the police on our
way to Ijoko”, he stated.

He explained further; “at Ijoko, I took the car to Alfa Mouka’s
house. He was my spiritualist. I told him the car was stolen. It was at
this point we began to source for buyers. I was introduced to Daju pa
and Gengen. The two of them, as I got to know later were dreaded
cultists and notorious criminals in the area. Because I was new in the
area, I didn’t know them quite well. The area was supposed to be a hide
out for my family and I couldn’t confront the duo. I have been warned
that I could be shot there. They took the car from me, by this time,
they were already scheming and getting difficult to understand. I told
them I wanted to sell the car for N300,000.”    

Speaking on the development, the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu
Muazu stated that criminals who thought they could escape with their
nefarious activities perpetrated in Lagos might need to think twice as
the command is at alert and would haunt down any criminal in any part of
the country.  

The suspects have been transferred to SARS for further investigations.

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