LASTMA apprehended 2 suspected kidnappers, rescue a victim in Lagos.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued a female victim inside their car around the Pedesbytrian Church, Yaba, Lagos.

According to the statement issued by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba through the Director Public Affairs units of LASTMA, Mr. Taofiq Adebayo.

Oreagba said that the two suspected abductors were arrested by LASTMA team personnel on Tuesday while monitoring traffic around the Yaba axis.

His words “Our officers on patrol and with the help from a passersby gave the suspects a chase and later caught up with them in a Toyota Corolla saloon car  with registration number: FST 60 RJ.

“The suspects were apprehended following a call for help by a woman in the back seat .

”She shouted Kidnappers! Kidnappers!! Kidnappers!!!.

“The victim said she got in the car from Maryland to go to Apapa. She said another woman was seated in the driver’s side seat seized her phone with other valuables,”Oreagba said.

LASTMA said the driver who gave his name as Monday Amhe, and his accomplice lady 'Joy' confessed during interrogation that they were involved in ‘one-chance’ crime.

The driver  confessed  that he and his accomplices operate by picking up passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.

LASTMA General Manager affirmed that the  two suspects have been handed over to the Sabo Divisional Police Station in Lagos by LASTMA Officers for further investigations.

 Oreagba cautioned members of the public  to be extra-vigilant and careful when boarding private or commercial buses

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