The suspects – Onwuka Makus, 71; Emeka Omenuko, 35; and Blessing Nwaeze, 29 – were said to have come from Ibadan, Oyo State, to perpetrate the crime in Lagos.
The victim, Omoniyi, said she was hurrying to work around 7am when the suspects, who were in a cab, pulled over beside her.
She said she boarded the car without suspecting them.
She said, “The driver asked where I was going to. I told him Pen- Cinema, Agege, and he charged me N100 for the fare. A woman sat beside the driver when I entered. After about three minutes, two other men entered and they started speaking in Igbo language.
“The driver asked the woman if she closed the boot of the vehicle very well; he got down to check. He returned and started accusing the woman that she had a lot of dollars in the car and she didn’t tell him.
“The driver asked her how she got the money and she said that she worked as a sexual worker at a Lagos hotel, but the driver said the money would be shared by everybody in the car. She said there was no problem.
“Upon hearing that, I told them that I wanted to get down, but they said I was not going anywhere and I would follow them to Ibadan. Immediately, the woman that sat in the front seat came to the back to hold me and I started screaming.
“The old man among them held my breast and said when we get to Ibadan they would cut off my two breasts. The driver took out a SIM card and one small phone and called a man informing him that they were on their way.”
She said one of the suspects brought out a red rope to tie her hands, adding that she was threatened with death.
She said a man who had been trailing the car on a motorcycle forced the driver to stop and confronted the assailants.
“But the lady among them said he should not mind me and that I was her sister. The man asked me if I knew them and I explained everything to him.
“While we were there, people started gathering and they took us to the Elere Police Station, where they were arrested,” she added.
Meanwhile, a 200-level computer science student of Caleb University, Bamidele Moshood, was also arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly attempting to snatch a Uber car.
The 17-year-old suspect allegedly committed the crime at Owode-Onirin.
Moshood said he bought a toy gun at a supermarket at Surulere with the intent of using it to scare unsuspecting victims and dispose them of their car and use the proceeds of the sale to pay his school fees.
“I ordered Uber in front of Shoprite in Surulere, he billed me 4,500 from Shoprite down to Agric in Ikorodu.
“When we got to Owode- Onirin, I told him to stop that I want to urinate, he stopped but I told him to move that I’m not peeing again, when he moved, I just held him and ordered him to stop the car, he became scared and lost control; so the car somersaulted thrice.
“When the car somersaulted, I thought the car might explode so I came down immediately and some touts held us and handed us over to the police.
“I committed the act because I wanted to pay my school fees (N220,000) for this semester. My father refused to pay because he found out that I was smoking hemp,” Moshood said.. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇