Robbers Who Cause Mild Accidents Before Robbing Victims .See Photo
Operatives of Lagos State Special Anti-
Robbery Squad, SARS, have arrested a
notorious car-snatching gang, which
specialises in causing mild accident to rob
One of the suspect, who identified himself
as Sunday Uzor, revealed that the gang’s
mode of operation was to make their victim
have a mild accident.
According to the 39-year-old indigene of
Boki Local Government Area of Cross River
State, “While our victims come down to
inspect the extent of damage and who the
culprit is, our gang would swoop on them
and snatch their vehicles.”
The other members of the gang arrested
alongside Uzor are Ifeanyichukwu Chukwu,
33; Matthew Arome, 27; Ebere John, 32; and
Ikechukwu Chilaka, 35.
Vanguard gathered that the police recovered
a barreta pistol, one locally-made double-
barrelled cut-to-size gun loaded with two
live cartridges, and six other live cartridges
from the suspects operating within Iyana
Iba, Igando, Igbo Elerin and other areas
along Lagos-Badagry expressway.
The police also recovered eight vehicles,
including a Toyota Highlander, a Lexus, and
a Toyota Corolla, allegedly snatched by the
gang in different areas of Lagos.
It was learned that Uzor was apprehended
by Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS on
Saturday, in Onitsha, Anambra State, while
trying to sell one of the stolen vehicles. His
arrest led to the arrest of the other gang
Uzor told Vanguard that he was married
with two children, but denied being the
He said: “What happened was that sometime
in April, we went to Igando area at about
7.30pm for an operation and we saw a lady
driving a flashy car around the roundabout.
So, we hit her from behind and when she
came down to inquire what went wrong, our
gang leader, Danjuma Sule, pointed a gun at
her and she froze.
“Another gang member entered her car and
drove off. We also took her away from the
scene and dropped her on Obadore Bridge.
The vehicle was taken to Onitsha for sale,
but the police have recovered it.
“I was a dismissed soldier. I was a Lance
Corporal in Ojo before I was dismissed in
2010 for escorting stolen goods.”
Another suspect, Chukwu, who hails from
Umunze, Anambra State, said he had sold
six stolen cars for the gang.
He said: “I am based in Onitsha, and I sell
the cars for the gang. When they bring them
to me, I sell for about N700,000 and return
N500,000 to the gang.
‘’I keep the rest. I have received about six
cars from them. I knew they were snatching
them, but I was in a financial mess. I did
not have any option.”
Vanguard gathered that the suspects would
be charged to court during the week.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the report.