Two suspects of ‘one-chance’ kidnapping and robbery, were on Tuesday arrested while a female victim was rescued by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
According to a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, the victim was rescued from the car of the suspects by the agency’s personnel monitoring traffic around Pedesbytrian Church, Yaba, Lagos.
The statement quoted the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, as saying, “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’ right after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu.
“The driver with the lady at the front seat were 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 robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.
“The lady, Joy, confirmed it was the driver (Monday Amhe) that introduced her to the business.
“They were both handed over to the Sabo Divisional Police Station by LASTMA officers for further investigations.”
The General Manager then cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.