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Three Suspects Nabbed For Murder of Uber driver in Lagos



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Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects over a conspiracy to murder Morenike Oluwaniyi, a Uber driver whose Toyota Corolla Saloon car was carted away thereafter.

The arrest was successful pursuant to the motion investigation mechanism exerted by the detectives.

The effort to arrest suspects followed a report by the victim’s fiancée at the Police Division on September 6, 2021,


The suspects include Sodiq Taiwo, 23; Rilwan Nasiru, 27 and Oladimeji, 20.

They trio had booked the UBER service online, beguiled the driver to Meiran area and strangled him to death.

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They eventually had his dead body dumped on the Abule Egba bridge along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway.


The three suspects were arrested in their hideout and the stolen car was recovered.

Hakeem Odumosu, The CP directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.


The CP assured while sympathizing with the victim’s family, that no stone would be left unturned to diligently prosecute the case.

He further admonishes other Uber drivers and others operating a similar business to be security conscious always and be cautious of the passengers who patronize them”.

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