Thieves Taofeek Adebayo 19 and Toheeb Tijani 20 have been arrested after they allegedly disposed a Woman in a Toyota Sienna alongside her Friend of their jewelries which includes a Gold Earring and the passengers Wedding ring.
Taofeek confessed to actually swallowing the ring as soon as he pulled it off her fingers, while Toheeb got the Gold earring off their ears. The Victims who spoke under anonymity said the gang came up to them to beg for money which she did offer them N100 naira which they bluntly rejected and turned on them.
She said “my colleague and I were coming from Anthony and heading to Ilasa for our association’s meeting. Three of them (pointing to the suspects) came near our vehicle. There was traffic and we could turn anywhere. We were scared. They said we should give them money for food. I reach out to my colleague to give me money.
She gave me N100 which I gave them. They rejected it. One of them said, ‘eleyi ki I se owo ti wa’. I told them this is what I have. One of them pulled my left ear and removed my earring”.
She continued, “two of them turned to the other side of my vehicle. They threatened to waste us if we don’t give them money. ‘Where is the money’, they screamed at us. In a hurry to leave our car, they forced my friend to surrender her wedding ring this yellow guy (pointing to Adebayo) took the first one and swallowed it in our presence. His colleague took the other one”.
When interrogated, Adebayo disclosed, “I swallowed it but I have vomited it and handed it over to Young Boy is the third guy when police were chasing us. I told him to hand over the rings to the ladies so that the police can release us but he absconded with the two rings and earring”.
His accomplice, Toheed Tijani, who sources said was on the watch list of police for snatching a mobile phone from a commuter in traffic earlier in the day stated, ‘I have released the phone to the LASTMA officials standing in Oshodi Oke. They told me that RRS officers were looking for me to arrest me”.
The two other suspected traffic robbers were arrested around Friday midnight when they were robbing a stranded motorist around CMS, Lagos.
Commenting on the development, the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu stated that the police would not relent on its efforts towards making Lagos safe for law abiding citizens. He directed that the suspects be transferred to Makinde.Police Division, Oshodi and SCID, Yaba.