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How Passengers Killed Uber Driver before Fleeing with his Car in Lagos

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The suspects. Photo Credit: Vanguard

Detectives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspects who posed as passengers and killed an Uber driver, in an attempt to steal his vehicle.

The suspects Osharon Egberenmuen, 31; Michael Eyoekpe, 27; and one Destiny who is at large, strangled the driver, Innevosa Emmanuel and disposed him of his KIA RIO salon car marked KTU 594DM.

The suspects boarded the vehicle from Ikeja to take them to Ogba, Oke-Ira during which they suddenly ordered the driver to make a U-turn and take them to Oremeji Street, Obawole area of Ogba, where he was strangled with a belt by the robbers and the vehicle was taken away.

According to Osharon, three persons, including him, participated in the killing of the driver.

“I and Michael met at Ogba where I went to drink and we became friends. I told him how difficult things were for me that I needed to relocate to Benin to start all over again.

It was at this point that Michael told me about a deal that could fetch me some money that we could get a car and then sell it to his boss.

Michael then told me about one Alex (Emmanuel) who had a vehicle and we agreed to meet the following day. Since then we had been meeting and discussing how to buy the vehicle.

On the fateful day the Uber driver came, I was with Michael in his office and his friend Destiny was with him but I don’t know if he discussed the vehicle deal with Destiny.

Around 9:30p.m, we called the Uber driver to come and pick us at Tantalizer eatery at Ogba. I and Destiny were inside the vehicle with the driver, but Michael was outside while I was holding the belt.

Immediately I put the belt across the driver’s neck, Destiny dragged the belt and we strangled him. When we were satisfied that he was dead, we took his corpse to Oremeji Street and dumped him in front of a church around 10:30 p.m., without anybody noticing us.

After killing the driver, we took the vehicle to Michael’s boss to sell it. The buyer then inquired from us where we got the vehicle from and Michael told him that we killed the owner.

The buyer then said we should take the car away and Michael said we should take it to his house and park it outside, before taking it to another buyer in Benin.

Later we were tracked to Benin, arrested and brought back to Lagos,” the suspect said.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects at the Command headquarters, said the command received a report of a missing Uber driver, whose car was stolen and the driver missing.

Owoseni said since then, it has been an issue of concern and detectives through their sustained efforts towards the missing driver, two days ago arrested two suspects in connection with the missing driver.

“The suspects posed as passengers, strangled the Uber driver and dumped his remains at Ogba and the vehicle was taken to Delta State, where it was recovered and the suspects arrested.”

The Police boss said the suspects will be charged to court soon.

Photo Credit: Vanguard

19 Comments

  1. tiny

    April 12, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Charged to court, found guilty and sentenced to death or for life. This far too outrageous

    • Mrs Pangolo

      April 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Nigeria is not ready for UBER.
      Quite frankly Nigeria is not ready for any of these technological advances.
      With this kind of savage behaviour prevalent even in our cities, we need to buckle down psychologically as a people to appreciate life , before we can take part in the modern age.

      They just wasted a life on top car matter, hiss!

    • Stevochi

      April 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      What do you mean by “this is far too outrageous”? Does it sound to good to be true or what?

  2. Femi

    April 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    It is amazing how a human can develop the guts to kill another man like him in an attempt to dispossess him of his property.

    This is utter wickedness.

    God will deliver us from evil people in the world.

  3. Nunulicious

    April 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Ah han.
    Chai. What type of wickedness and evil is this? And I feel so helpless, shocked and angry reading this!

    Just like that, a man is gone. Dead. A son. A brother. Maybe a father or a husband. Gone. While working, trying to make a honest living. Gone. Kai. And nothing you and I can do to bring him back. It could have been you or I my father or uncle. Just gone. In the hands of evil people. Gone. This is painful.

    What is enough punishment for these perpetrators? Where is justice for those left behind? Please not only charged to court. But to die a slow painfuk and miserable death. Can we bleed them to death? Whip them to death? Torture them and leave them to die slowly.

    First it was the delivery guy. Now an uber driver. Thats how kidnapping started…Abeg, don’t let incidents like this spread. Nip it in the bud right now. Swift justice and swift but painful punishment. Arrrgggghhhh!

  4. nene+

    April 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    You were going to take his car? Why not have his car and spare his life for his family?
    Some of our Nigerian young men are really demonic, cowards and lazy!!!! You rob, kidnap,steal, murder over I phone, kill Uber for his car except to tuck your dirty peni** and work legally????

    I fear una!!!! Wasted generation!!!

    • funmilola

      April 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      abi, I just tire for these ojukokoro youths of nowadays…..very lazy and greedy.

  5. alwayshappy

    April 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who can understand it. Until a heart is resurged by Christ, abiding in him and filled with the holy spirit, it is prone to so many dis-eases and worst of all inflicts unimaginable harm to innocent folks. May the soul of the uber driver rest in peace and may his family be comforted.

  6. Bio

    April 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    sad. I commend Nigeria police for their recent success stories.
    secondly lets us learn to pass down teh good values that we were taught in past generations in or areas of influence to avert this evil that teh society seems to dish out these days. Dont wait until you or someone close to you becomes a victim.

    In my office, i see a lady being a slot i politely become her friend and start mentoring her without necessarily controlling her. At home I see a young man wasting away I speak of opportunities to him. I have succeeded in becoming friends with everyone i have attempted to befriend, some of them indeed change other i continue to work on.

    Subtle and not being judgmental are the key words and i make sure they know they cannot take advantage of me becoz some of them just see it as an opportunity to beg for things.

    please preserve our future generations! dont just watch do something. share your experiences that you have learnt from.

    Nigerian youths need mentoring, please make yourself one.

  7. Strit Kredibility

    April 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    First of all I want to appreciate and encourage all uber drivers, delivery men and women, every Nigerian in any form of legitimate service trade|business or work|vocation that involves solitary/unaccompanied rides to meet with unknown customers. Please do not be discouraged and fearful, this is an exception not the norm. Be prayerful as you leave for business every day and hour.

    It is however worth noting that Nigeria through its largely unengaged, loose youth population has degenerated so badly that the lure for instant fame, wealth and vain life has made people go diabolic and murderous in a twinkle to satisfy their craze cravings.

    I have always been worried by the largely jobless but energetic youths I wake up to see everyday on our streets, loitering, clustering, aggressive, harrasing for money here and there and looking for how to exploit ways and means to meet their survival goals. These boys only know one thing. MONEY. Whether legit or not they will not hesitate to go after it.

    Nobody was born to be a criminal or murderer but dysfunctional family and society and the wrong values can quickly make an normal person abnormal. Nigeria has lots of abnormal people who they gloss over, deny, wish away and many times want to forcefully normalize. These people are the ones that go for solace in joints, beer parlours and hangouts, only for them to meet people who take advantage of their frustrations and sell evil ideas to them.

    I encounter lots of these my fellow youngsters, their grievances are legitimate but I try to appeal to their humanity instead of their circumstances. Government has failed us all but i tell them we can still snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. We can still be useful without crime. We can get that young girl of our dreams if we persevere in faith, and work to win her trust. We can still shine if we polish others not punish others.

    Please crime does not pay. One Love.
    Abeg I didn’t proof read bear with any error.

  8. rain

    April 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    very evil and wicked ……….strangling a fellow human being over a car or Iphone or anything is devilish and demonic……i cant even qualify this horror evil . These idiots should be hanged till they die. May the innocent uber guy working despite these harsh economic challenges rest in peace

  9. toto

    April 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    the bible is complete ” the thief cometh to kill, to steal and to destroy” …why??? Jumia killing… now Uber…most of these youths are demonic and hardened criminal .

  10. flexolicious

    April 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Renewing our minds with the word of God is the only solution. And one should choose is friend carefully. May his soul and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

  11. madman

    April 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    This is WICKED. How sad!

  12. concerned9a

    April 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    and you know he could have gotten a loan to buy the car…or someone leased it to him.
    why not just take the car?…guess they didn’t want him calling the Police or people around…
    just wicked..lazy..murderous…you just don’t kill someone by chance….it was pre-meditated….nothing else

  13. Omoté

    April 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    What happens to dispossessing him of his car n throwing him out???? How do you kill a man without any form of remorse??? Pls delivery men n women, taxi drivers pls be security conscious. Any customer you feel uncomfortable picking up or see and warning bells go off, bail! Haba! These boys are becoming increasingly vicious.

  14. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    No only are these criminals callous in their acts, they are obviously the dumbest criminals too. They choose to exploit easily traceable options like delivery drivers and Uber. Like how stupid can you be. First of all, you’re not going to get away with it cos your the last known contact. Secondly, your efforts are in vain. It’s a lose-lose situation. Fools!

  15. Andy Balogun

    April 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    No this isn’t funny . What such appalling mentality is this to be honest . We have to start talking to our people because it seems like we are the ones pushing ourselves backward. Uber operates in many countries but I have never heard of such evil occurrence. It’s like we are teaching our people to believe that can only attain money through easy and illegal means. Stealing, kidnapping, assassation and even whistle blowing can become a norm. Why all this ? We cannot keep on blaming our government many of us have attained degree from different parts of the world. So why can’t we be the change? Why we just flaunting our accents, designer bags and degrees . We need to start educating our people to create a literate and wisdom filled culture who have the intellectual capacity to achieve their dreams.

  16. J

    April 13, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Since when is 30 and 27 youth? These are grown men that are evil of heart. Don’t put this on the youth.

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