Lagos doctor turned Uber driver, strangled by passengers, steal car
A clinical specialist, Morenikeji Oluwaniyi, has been allegedly choked by a four-man pack in the Abule Egba space of Lagos State.
The 27-year-old was said to have changed his Toyota Corolla over to a Uber ride to fund-raise for his food.
PUNCH Metro accumulated that one of the gangsters, distinguished uniquely as Ahmed, mentioned to be passed on to Ikeja around 10pm on Sunday.
The suspect was said to have been joined by three different individuals from the posse.
As the vehicle got to the Underbridge region in Abule Egba, the criminals apparently jumped on him and choked him.
Subsequent to executing the wrongdoing, Ahmed and his assistants were said to have unloaded the casualty’s body on the ground and escaped with the vehicle.
Oluwaniyi’s better half, Adeola Adesanwo, who was with him when he affirmed Ahmed’s solicitation for the ride, said she became stressed when his number was not reachable, adding that she followed his vehicle to a repairman’s studio on Oyadeyi Close, Abule Egba.
She said, “In the wake of following the vehicle to that area, I saw that the number plate of the vehicle and the tires had been eliminated. I went to report at the Meiran Police Station. A few cops followed me to the scene and we got the technician and one of the offenders.
“At the station, they revealed to us that the outing was a set-up, as they had wanted to loot any Uber driver and tragically it must be him. They didn’t give him an alternative; they choked him from the rearward sitting arrangement, pushed him out of the vehicle and headed to the Afrika Shrine to celebrate.
“They took us to where the wrongdoing was carried out at the Underbridge in Abule Egba and that was the place where we discovered his cadaver. They might have requested the vehicle and he would have dropped this is on the grounds that he was a clinical specialist who valued life.”
Adesanwo clarified that the casualty should continue a new position a day after he was killed, adding that his relatives had been reached.
She said, “Oluwaniyi just found a clinical line of work and should continue at 8am on Monday; he acknowledged to do the outing so he could have additional current cash when he continues.
“He went out around 10.20pm and by 12 PM, his telephone was turned off and he didn’t get back. At the point when he was as yet not reachable, I called the organization he got the vehicle from and they had effectively embedded a tracker in the vehicle. The organization helped with following the vehicle to where it was found.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in an assertion on Wednesday, said investigators appended to the Meiran Police Division captured three suspects regarding the wrongdoing.
He said, “The suspects, Rilwan Nasiru, 27; Sodiq Taiwo, 23 and Oladimeji, 20, booked a Uber administration on the web, tricked the driver to the Meiran region and choked him. The suspects, after the devious demonstration, unloaded his body on the Abule Egba Bridge, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and carried off his Toyota Corolla cantina vehicle.
“Following a report by the casualty’s life partner at the police headquarters on September 6, investigators promptly put into gear examination instruments which prompted the capture of the suspects in their criminal refuges, and recuperation of the taken vehicle.”