A female member of an armed robbery gang, who specialized in robbing Uber drivers, have been arrested.
Also arrested along with the lady are two members of the gang identified as Zino Tochukwu Ude and Anumelechi Chris Williams.
The police, however, did not disclose the identity of the lady, saying that she was helping them to get at other fleeing suspects.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that on October 19, 2018, around 11.30 am, an Uber driver picked a female passenger from Oniru to Orchid Hotel by 2nd Toll-gate, Lekki, unknown to him that the woman belonged to a gang of armed robbers. .
Edgal said that on their way to the said Hotel, the woman asked the Uber Driver to pull over, to enable her collect money from her boyfriend.
According to him, the driver obliged her request and pulled over, in the process, three armed men emerged and robbed the driver of his Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. KRD-827-EY, his two phones and cash sum of N20, 000.00.
And that thereafter, the robbers zoomed off with the woman. “During interrogation, they confessed to the crime and aided operatives to recover the stolen car.
They equally confessed to series of car snatching operations in Lagos and other States. They also led the operatives to recover one Honda Saloon Car with Reg. No. GGE-954-BQ which they snatched in Delta State” he added.