Lagos police nab 35-year-old for attempted taxi snatching

By Sodiq Adelakun

The Lagos Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old passenger for attempting to snatch an airport taxi from its driver.

According to police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspect requested a ride to Ikeja but attacked the driver with a knife en route, trying to steal the vehicle.

The driver raised an alarm, and the anti-crime team in Alausa promptly responded, apprehending the suspect.

The police confirmed the arrest on Wednesday, highlighting their swift response to the incident.

“On getting to the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, by 7UP Alausa Ikeja, the suspect, who was sitting beside him suddenly brought out a knife from his bag and attacked him in an attempt to snatch his Toyota Camry car,” Hundeyin said.

“In the process, the driver sustained a deep knife cut on his hand while trying to struggle with the suspect.

“He quickly raised an alarm, where some good Nigerians came to his rescue, while the suspect took to his heels.

“However, after a hot chase, he was later arrested by the anti-crime team of Alausa police division.”

Hundeyin added that the investigation is still ongoing as the suspect has been taken to the station with the car as exhibit.

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