A 38 year-old taxi driver, Muritala Olugunju, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team,
for stealing the sum of N1.8million from a passenger.
Olugunju, who is a native of Ogun State, was said to have picked one Mohammed at Wuse Zone 6 area of Abuja for shopping, before taking him to a hotel where he wanted to stay.
Mohammed, who was on a visit in Abuja, was said to have entered into the hotel to book a room, leaving his bags containing his cash and other belongings in the taxi, but the taxi driver made away with the passengers belongings.
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Seeing that he had been robbed, the victim alerted the police at IRT, who trailed the suspects and arrested him few weeks later.
During an interview with Vanguard, the suspect said that it was the devil pushed him into stealing. He explained that he suspected that the victim had money in his bag because he didn’t go to the bank or use an ATM throughout their trip.
“ I gave N200,000 to my girl friend and I also gave my sister N80,000. Then I bought a car for myself which I intended to use for my business, but before I knew what was happening, I was arrested. I regret doing this and I hope my passenger will forgive me.” he pleaded.