A suspected queen of an armed robbery gang has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The queen’s role in the robbery operation was to hire the services of Uber drivers at night and led them to a point where her male accomplices would snatch the cara from the drivers .
Also arrested along with the lady , were Zino Tochukwu Ude and Anumelechi Chris Williams.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters said recently 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 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 (3) armed men emerged and robbed the driver of his Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. KRD-827-EY, his two (2) phones and a cash sum of twenty thousand Naira (N20,000.00). Thereafter, they zoomed off with the woman.
“On the receipt of the report, operatives of SARS, Oshodi-Tapa, Lagos Island base, swung into action and visited the scene of the incident, where they picked objects of evidential value for analysis.
“The result of the enquiry led to the arrest of two of the suspects involved in the crime, namely: Zino Tochukwu Ude and Anumelechi Chris Williams, and the recovery of their operational arms: a double barrel gun with two live cartridges.
“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 contiguous States. They also led the operatives to recover one Honda Saloon Car with number plate, GGE-954-BQ which they snatched in Delta State. He said the owner of the car would soon be contacted to pick it”.
Edgal said investigation was ongoing with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the gang.