Serial killer-passengers stab two Lagos e-hailing drivers lifeless

Two members of a syndicate specialised within the killing of e-hailing drivers and cashing in on the gross sales of the autos stolen from their victims have been arrested by policemen in Lagos State.

The arrested members embody Roqib Moshood and an alleged confederate, Olawale Kolawole.

Our correspondent learnt that efforts have been on to arrest different fleeing gang members, together with Yusuf Adeyemi, who, alongside Moshood, allegedly killed an e-hailing driver, Oluwaseun Adeniran, dumped his corpse by the roadside and stole his automobile.

A supply who spoke to PUNCH Metro on the situation of anonymity mentioned the suspects and their gang members, in a bid to perpetrate the crime and clear their tracks, often used harmless victims to provoke their legal acts.

This was the case when 22-year-old Moshood, on April 12, advised his neighbour’s son, Taofiq Sanni, to assist him request the providers of 43-year-old Adeniran, who, after accepting Sanni’s request, conveyed Moshood and Adeyemi from the Ojodu space to a vacation spot across the Fagbem Filling Station space, near the Long Bridge finish of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

Speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday, Moshood mentioned as Adeniran was conveying them to the vacation spot, they advised him to navigate by means of the Fagbem Filling Station space to hyperlink the desolate highway beside the Long Bridge on the pretext of going there to select up a good friend.

He mentioned, “The incident occurred round 9 pm and we advised the driving force to go by means of Fagbem to hyperlink the highway beside the Long Bridge. We know the world is often deserted and the way we satisfied him was that we have been going there to select up a good friend.

“But after we obtained to a spot, I used to be sitting behind the driving force after I all of the sudden introduced out a rope, used it to tie the driving force’s neck and as he was wrestling with me to free himself, Adeyemi, who was sitting beside him, introduced out a knife, stabbed him within the chest and used a heavy object to hit his head.

“When the driver died, we pushed him out of the vehicle, I took over the steering and drove away from there. On the way, Adeyemi got down and went home to change his cloth because it was stained with the driver’s blood and I drove down to the Afrikan Shrine to meet up with some of our friends.”

Explaining additional, he mentioned he and his gang members had killed two e-hailing drivers utilizing the identical techniques, including that the third sufferer escaped dying by a whisker.

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The 22-year-old mentioned, “We have killed two drivers by pretending to be passengers. The one which led to my arrest was the one which occurred on the highway beside the Long Bridge. The automobile we took from the sufferer was offered to a purchaser for over N1m.

“It is a Toyota Camry; I was able to sell it because, as a car painter, I have a friend, Kolawole, who also paints cars. Kolawole never knew how I got the vehicle. I told him to pose as the vehicle owner to convince the buyer to purchase the vehicle. I initially told the buyer to pay N3m but after the negotiation, he paid N1m or thereabout. The police arrested me in Ikire, Osun State.”

Speaking with Kolawole, he mentioned the police arrested him as a result of he posed because the proprietor of the automobile that Moshood stole after killing Adeniran, including that he was additionally instrumental in the direction of arresting Moshood.

He mentioned, “It was as a result of I pretended to be the proprietor of the automobile that I used to be arrested. Even after the automotive was offered, the one who purchased it stored threatening me as a result of he had points with it. He obtained my quantity when he known as to ask if I owned the automotive Moshood needed to promote to him.

“But when the menace was getting an excessive amount of, I known as Moshood to ask the proprietor of the automobile to intervene and he mentioned he may now not attain the proprietor of the automotive.

“All of a sudden, I heard Moshood had fled the area and when I informed people about what happened and how I was being threatened by the person who bought the car from Moshood, it was at that point that I was told Moshood killed someone and sold the vehicle.”

PUNCH Metro gathered that when Adeniran’s relations couldn’t find his whereabouts, a case of a lacking particular person was reported on the Alausa Division of the state police command.

On the directions of the state Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, PUNCH Metro learnt that the case was transferred to the CP’s particular squad on the police headquarters, the place officers detailed to analyze the case tracked down the suspects linked to the e-hailing driver’s dying.

The state Police Public Relations, Benjamin Hundeyin, mentioned he would get again to our correspondent for a response however had but to take action as of the time this report was filed.



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