Two former dispatch riders identified as Sule Abdulkareem and Celestine Joseph have been apprehended by the Lagos Police Command for attempting to rob an Uber driver off his car in Anthony Village area of the state.

The suspects were arrested by SARS operatives attached to the Anthony-Oke area of the state while they were looking for a safe and deserted place for them to launch the attack on the driver. 

The suspects confessed that they were attempting to rob the driver before they were arrested. They also revealed that they were planning to use the car as collateral for a loan to start up a business. A gun was discovered on them too. 

Abdulkareem Said;

“I met Celestine (Joseph) when we were both dispatch riders for an online retail company. I left the company when my salary was being deducted illegally even after I had paid fully for the motorcycle that was given to me.
“When I left the company, my friend told me that he wanted to start a restaurant and bar business on the Island and that he needed N1.6m for the business. We looked everywhere to get a loan, but nobody was willing to give us. It was during our search for the loan that somebody told us that we would need collateral. We had wanted to use that Toyota Corolla as our collateral to get the money; unfortunately, we were unable to rob the driver of his car. We both agreed to rob the driver. It was an unfortunate incident.

Joseph on the other hand revealed that the car they got was from a friend and that they used it to protect themselves from hoodlums while they were working with the online company.

He said

We planned to snatch the vehicle from him before he got to Maryland; when we asked him to stop at Anthony bus stop, he refused.
“When he did not stop, we decided not to rob him again, but we were arrested by the police.