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Lagos state police command arrests 3 murder, robbery suspects

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three male suspects who conspired together and gruesomely murdered an UBER driver, Morenikeji Stephen Oluwaniyi, aged 27, and made away with his Toyota Corolla saloon car.

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Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed this said, detectives attached to the Meiran Police Division effected the arrest of the suspects.

The police spokesman gave identities of the suspects as include: Rilwan Nasiru(27); Sodiq Taiwo(23) and Oladimeji(20) adding that the trio  booked UBER service online, lured the driver to Meiran area and strangled him to death.

Penpushing further reports that, Ajisebutu said the suspects, after the dastardly act, dumped his body on the Abule Egba bridge, along the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway and made away with his Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration niumber KSF 830 GX.

‘Following a report by victim’s fiancée at the Police Division on 6th September, 2021, detectives immediately put in motion investigation mechanisms which led to the arrest of the suspects in their criminal hideouts, and recovery of the stolen car’, Ajissebut added.

Penpushing also reports that ,the  statement said, the  Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, pleased with the breakthrough, but saddened by the incident, has directed that the case should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.

The Commissioner while commiserating with the victim’s family, has assured that no stone would be left unturned to diligently prosecute the case,while he further admonishes UBER drivers and others operating a similar business to be security conscious always and be wary of the passengers who patronize them.

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