RRS nabs car snatcher with fake pistol


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Paul Bassey, the suspected car snatcher
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Paul Bassey, 25, alleged to be a car snatcher and a traffic robber who uses fake pistol to rob unsuspected members of the public.
Bassey was arrested at about 06:00 hours around Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, on Monday.
The suspect, who is a native of Akwa Ibom, was caught by the policemen who were on patrol after he had successfully dispossessed the owner of a Honda saloon car with registration number HB 96 AAA grey colour, of all his belongings including the sum of N8,000, while pointing an iron-made pistol on his forehead.
According to one of the officers, who craved anonymity, “we were on routine patrol duty when we suddenly saw a vehicle on high speed coming behind us. The said vehicle overtook us and its driver forcefully opened the door and started shouting for help.
“Immediately, we gave the car a hot chase which led to the arrest of a young guy, later identified as Paul Bassey, threatening to snuff life out of the driver if he stopped the vehicle.
“We had to radio other police officers around the axis to lay ambush ahead for the vehicle. But on getting to Lekki – Epe Expressway, other men have occupied the road and the suspected criminal had no choice than to surrender to the police. This was how we were able to intercept and arrest him.”
On arrival at the RRS Headquarters in Alausa, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime, saying that he was not operating with any other gang in the area by snatching cars and robbing innocent members of the public with a toy gun.
“I was a lone operator in that area. I did employ the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper