Robbers Strangle Tricycle Rider, Snatch 'Keke NAPEP' In Benin

  • Police arrest suspects after victim identified his attacker

The Edo state police command has arrested three suspected vicious armed robbers.

The suspects are also held by the Police for attempted murder.

The suspects were identified as Amos Moses, Joseph Sebastin and Paul Vincent.

They were alleged to have attacked a man and snatched his tricycle popularly called "Keke NAPEP".

Amos Moses, Joseph Sebastin and Paul Vincent
Amos Moses, Joseph Sebastin and Paul Vincent

Standard Gazette gathered that one of the suspects, Amos Moses, had gone to tricycle park at Country Home Motel Road in Benin city and asked the rider to take him to Limit road in Benin city.

During the journey, two members of the gang had been stationed by the roadside and pretended to be genuine passengers.

They also allegedly stopped the tricycle and joined them on the trip.

A few minutes into the journey, the suspects forced the tricycle operator to stop, SG learned.

The rider was strangled into a coma; his tricycle was snatched before he was dumped near drainage.

After several hours, Standard Gazette gathered that some kindhearted Nigerians later came to his rescue and rushed him to the nearest hospital for immediate attention.

A few days later, the victim, after recovery, spotted one of the suspects around Sapele road in Benin city and raised the alarm.

The said suspect was arrested on the spot and handed over to the Police.

Following a police extensive investigation, two other suspects were arrested.

One of the suspects Amos Moses, said, "I actually told my friends to join me to snatch a tricycle so that we can sell it and raise money to send to our family in Kaduna state.

"I work as a security guard in a house, and I receive N25,000 monthly as a salary.

"I was the one that told my friends to wait for me along the road as I lured one of the tricycles for us to snatch.

"I thought the man died on the spot because we turned his neck to the other side and pushed him away".

The Police have since recovered the tricycle while the three suspects will be charged to court for armed robbery and attempted murder.

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