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Police arrest passenger for ‘attempting to snatch airport taxi’ in Lagos

The Lagos police command says it has arrested a 35-year-old passenger for attempting to snatch an airport taxi from a driver.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesperson in the state, on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest.

According to NAN, Hundeyin said the suspect, who requested for a ride to Ikeja, attacked the driver with a knife on their way, in an attempt to snatch his vehicle.

Hundeyin said the suspect was apprehended by the anti-crime team in Alausa, after the driver raised an alarm.

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“On getting to the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, by 7UP Alausa Ikeja, the suspect, who was sitting beside him suddenly brought out a knife from his bag and attacked him in an attempt to snatch his Toyota Camry car,” Hundeyin said.

“In the process, the driver sustained a deep knife cut on his hand while trying to struggle with the suspect.

“He quickly raised an alarm, where some good Nigerians came to his rescue, while the suspect took to his heels.

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”However, after a hot chase, he was later arrested by anti-crime team of Alausa police division.”

Hundeyin added that investigation is still ongoing as the suspect has been taken to the station with the car as exhibit.

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