Lagos - A commercial bus driver, identified as Akeem, and his conductor, Sodiq, have been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing and raping a 22-year-old lady in the Costain, Iponri area of Lagos state.
Akeem and Sodiq, along with two others still at large, had picked the victim, Mercy (pseudonym) from the Obalende area, and were supposed to head for the Victoria Island where the victim reportedly had a job interview.
Mercy, who hails from Otupko, Benue State, and holds a Nigerian Certificate in Education, on March 10, had been called by a friend to attend the job interview.
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It was learnt that the suspects allegedly diverted to the Costain, Iponri area, assuring their victim that they were only taking a different route to the island.
When the bus got to Costain, under the bridge, the four allegedly robbed Mercy of her Automated Teller Machine card, her purse and other documents. The suspects also allegedly raped the lady before driving off.
The victim reported the matter at the Iponri Police Division.
The suspects were not found until last Tuesday when members of a vigilance group in the area, who were also informed about the matter, nabbed the driver and his conductor and handed them over to the police.
Mary said the suspects confused her because she was new in Lagos and she was not familiar with most of the roads.
- News 24