By Deborah Akpede
A 29-year-dilapidated ‘streak’ driver, Jeremiah Adeniran, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly robbing just a few of his passengers.
Lagos police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, instructed journalists that Adeniran committed the offence on the 8th July, 2023 at about 11:00 p.m with people of his gang.
“A lady, who used to be going to Lagos Island from Ikotun booked a hunch, he used to be picked at Governor’s avenue, Ikotun. On their skill, the motive force pretended that he had a flat tyre, parked the automobile and alighted.
“Quickly, other people of his gang surfaced and took over the steerage whereas the motive force used to be made to sit down down on the abet.
“The motive force later introduced out a knife and robbed the girl of her money and iPhone.
“Police operatives painstakingly embarked on investigation that ended in the arrest of the suspect at BRT market Ikotun whereas promoting the robbed objects,” he mentioned.
The image-maker mentioned that the operational Toyota Camry Saloon automobile and knife had been recovered from him.
He mentioned that investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang had been robbing of us of their valuables on this form.
The Police Spokesprson mentioned efforts had been build in region to arrest other people of the gang and to improve extra of their operational arms.
Talking to journalists, Adeniran, claimed hike in fuel imprint led him to robbery.
“Sooner than, I will elevate out 15 journeys a day but after the upward push in fuel imprint, my industrial used to be now no longer transferring as I wished, so I mission into robbery,” he mentioned.
According to him, his two other accomplices repeatedly stayed around on the avenue to raise out the robbery.
Adeniran, who claimed that he handiest robbed his passengers on three events since he began the robbery industrial final month, mentioned he used to be arrested on Saturday when one in every of the victims sighted him.
“On Saturday morning, I entered a shop and I noticed the girl I picked up and robbed a day sooner than, she straight away recognised me because I was no longer placing on a nose disguise.
“She raised fear and that used to be how I was arrested and taken to Ikotun police region,” he mentioned.
The daddy of one mentioned that the money he and his gang made in complete used to be divided into three wherein his fragment used to be N700,000.
The suspect, who claimed to be a faculty graduate, mentioned that if he had had a larger offer, he should peaceable no longer win engaged in legal activities.
“It used to be no longer my plan firstly to have interaction in such, honest that I elevate out no longer win a choice but now I be apologetic about involving in robbery,” he mentioned.