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LASTMA arrests kidnappers, rescue victim



The two kidnappers arrested by operatives of LASTMA in Yaba, Lagos State
  • Hand suspects with impounded Toyota Corolla car to Sabo Divisional Police Station

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 arrested two suspected abductors and rescued a female victim inside their car around Presbyterian Church, Yaba, Lagos.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stated that the two suspected kidnappers were arrested by a team of LASTMA personnel from Somolu zone while patrolling around Yaba axis.

“Our officers on patrol and with the help from passersby chased and apprehended a Toyota Corolla saloon car (FST 60 RJ) after a lady at the back seat was heard shouting Kidnappers! Kidnappers!! Kidnappers after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu”

“The driver with the lady in the front seat were immediately apprehended while the woman who shouted kidnappers quickly got down and explained that immediately she joined the car from Maryland going to Apapa, a lady beside the driver collected her phone with other valuables and she shouted after noticing that they were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers”

The arrested driver who gave his name as Mr. Monday Amhe confessed during interrogation that himself and the arrested lady simply identified as ‘Joy’ were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers.

Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager of LASTMA

Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager of LASTMA

Mr Amhe confessed further that they operate by picking passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.

The lady ‘Joy’ confirmed it was the driver (Monday Amhe) who introduced her to the business.


They were both handed over Sabo Divisional Police Station by Lastna Officers for further investigations.

The General Manager however cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.

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