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Passengers Strangle Lagos Doctor-Turned Uber Driver, Steal Car



Passengers Strangle Uber driver

A medical physician, Morenikeji Oluwaniyi, has been reportedly strangled by a four-man gang within the Abule Egba space of Lagos State.

The 27-year-old was mentioned to have transformed his Toyota Corolla to a Uber experience to lift cash for his sustenance.

PUNCH Metro gathered that one of many hoodlums, recognized solely as Ahmed, requested to be conveyed to Ikeja round 10pm on Sunday.

The suspect was mentioned to have been joined by three different members of the gang.

Because the car received to the Underbridge space in Abule Egba, the hoodlums reportedly pounced on him and strangled him.

After perpetrating the crime, Ahmed and his accomplices had been mentioned to have dumped the sufferer’s corpse on the bottom and fled with the automobile.

Oluwaniyi’s girlfriend, Adeola Adesanwo, who was with him when he confirmed Ahmed’s request for the experience, mentioned she grew to become anxious when his quantity was not reachable, including that she tracked his automobile to a mechanic’s workshop on Oyadeyi Shut, Abule Egba.

She mentioned, “After monitoring the automobile to that location, I seen that the quantity plate of the automobile and the tyres had been eliminated. I went to report on the Meiran Police Station. Some policemen adopted me to the scene and we picked up the mechanic and one of many culprits.

“On the station, they instructed us that the journey was a set-up, as that they had deliberate to rob any Uber driver and it was unlucky that it needed to be him. They didn’t even give him an choice; they strangled him from the again seat, pushed him out of the automobile and drove to the Afrika Shrine to rejoice.

“They took us to the place the crime was dedicated on the Underbridge in Abule Egba and that was the place we discovered his corpse. They might have requested for the automobile and he would have dropped it as a result of he was a medical physician who cherished life.”

Adesanwo defined that the sufferer was presupposed to resume a brand new job a day after he was killed, including that his members of the family had been contacted.

She mentioned, “Oluwaniyi simply received a medical job and was presupposed to resume at 8am on Monday; he accepted to do the journey so he may have further money at hand when he resumes.

“He left the home round 10.20pm and by 12 midnight, his telephone was switched off and he didn’t return house. When he was nonetheless not reachable, I referred to as the corporate he received the automobile from and so they had already implanted a tracker within the automobile. The corporate assisted in monitoring the automobile to the handle the place it was discovered.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a press release on Wednesday, mentioned detectives connected to the Meiran Police Division arrested three suspects in reference to the crime.

He mentioned, “The suspects, Rilwan Nasiru, 27; Sodiq Taiwo, 23 and Oladimeji, 20, booked a Uber service on-line, lured the motive force to the Meiran space and strangled him. The suspects, after the dastardly act, dumped his physique on the Abule Egba Bridge, alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and made away along with his Toyota Corolla saloon automobile.

“Following a report by the sufferer’s fiancée on the police station on September 6, detectives instantly put in movement investigation mechanisms which led to the arrest of the suspects of their prison hideouts, and restoration of the stolen automobile.”