Chris Steven, Abuja
The Police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have arrested a taxi driver for robbing his passenger.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said men of the Command arrested one Sunday Ojo, 32, who has been operating under the guise of being a cab operator to rob and dispossess his unsuspecting passengers of cash and other valuables.
The statement said operatives attached to Iddo Police Division following a discreet investigation arrested the suspect at his residence at Gbesa village for robbing his female passenger of the cash sum of Seventy Thousand Naira (N70,000), wrist watch and her ATM card, which was used by the suspect to withdraw One hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) from the victim’s bank account.
According to the victim (names withheld), she boarded the suspect’s car along Airport road Lugbe but was diverted by the suspect to Jedo Estate Sabon Lugbe where he robbed her of the items.
The suspect in whose apartment the victim’s wrist watch and SIM card were recovered has confessed to the crime and is helping the Police in its investigation.
In compliance with the directives of the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo, the suspect has been transferred to the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.