Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday, 29th of November, 2022 arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued a female victim inside their car around Pedesbytrian Church, Yaba, Lagos State.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stated that the two suspected kidnappers were arrested by a team of LASTMA personnel from Somolu zone while on patrol monitoring traffic around Yaba axis.

Oreagba said: “Our officers on patrol and with the help from passersby chased and apprehended a Toyota Corolla saloon car (FST 60 RJ) after a lady at the back seat was heard shouting kidnappers! Kidnappers! Kidnappers after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu. The driver with the lady in the front seat was immediately apprehended while the woman who shouted kidnappers quickly got down and explained that immediately she joined the car from Maryland going to Apapa, a lady beside the driver collected her phone with other valuables and she shouted after noticing that they were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers.”

The arrested driver, Mr. Monday Amhe, confessed during interrogation that himself and the arrested lady simply identified as ‘Joy’ were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers.

Amhe confessed further that they operate by picking up passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.

The lady ‘Joy’ confirmed it was Amhe, who introduced her to the business. They were both handed over to the Sabo Divisional Police Station by Lastna Officers for further investigations.

The General Manager however cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.



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