Posted by Aruga Joe Omokaro | 6 July 2019 | 4,565 times
The operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested a married woman with three others who specialised in snatching exotic cars after drugging their victims.
The drug usually applied on victims is said to be an anti van which compels victims to sudden deep sleep that could last for hours.
The suspects are Kingsley Iwueze, 34; Moses Ugwu, 47; Onyebuchi Odoh, 48; and Ugwuoke Euphemia, 40 years.
Iwueze is alleged to be the driver, who drove any robbed vehicle to the eastern part of Nigeria and dispose them.
Ugwu is the alleged gang leader while Euphemia is a female suspect who allegedly provided the sleeping drugs and Odoh an alleged dealer in stolen cars.
They were alleged to have snatched a Toyota Corolla car, with registration number GGG 720 FK from one Clifford Echereode of Gowon Estate Egbeda Lagos.
IRT source disclosed that on the 22nd of April, 2019 at about 10pm., the victim was at Apple Junction Festac Lagos, with the car which he uses for UBER taxi services.
According to the police, while waiting to pick passengers, a man approached him and requested that he should go along with him with his car to pick up his brother, who was to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International airport Ikeja at about 11pm.from Ghana.
It was revealed that both exchanged phone numbers, after which the suspect lured him to a bar in Festac, where he offered him some roasted meat (suya) and the victim ate and became unconscious.
His car and his Iinfinix Android phone and other valuables were stolen from him.
On receipt of this complaint, operatives of the IRT swung into action, through data analysis, tracked and arrested the principal suspect Iwueze.
On interrogation he allegedly confessed to the crime and stealing of other cars by the application of noxious substance on his victims, making them unconscious before escaping with their cars to the eastern part of the country.
The source also revealed that the confession of the first suspect, gave the lead to the apprehension of his gang members and recovery of a Toyota corolla s/car, Toyota Camry (muzzle) and Toyota Camry (Big Daddy).
Police said Iwueze hails from Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo state, and has Ordinary National Diploma (OND) Certificate in Agricultural Science at Polytechnic Nekede, in Imo State.
He is said to have relocated to Lagos in 2015, and married with two kids
He allegedly told the police that sometime in March 2019, he met one Moses who introduced him to car snatching. They have snatched three cars in Lagos together using the anti van on their victims.
Moses was said to have told the police that he is from Umuida town in Igboeze North LGA of Enugu State. He only attended Primary school and could not further his education due to financial constraints. He is said to be a father of six children.
•Excerpted from a Saturday Independent report.
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