In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

Drama Bolt Driver Escapes From Kidnappers, Accuses SARS Officer Of Extortion

Drama Bolt Driver Escapes From Kidnappers, Accuses SARS Officer Of Extortion

Kingsley Amaechi

Kingsley Amaechi

Kingsley Amaechi, a driver with Bolt, one of many ride-hailing providers, has accused an officer of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, Lagos State Command, of extorting him after he escaped from individuals mentioned to be  kidnappers.

A report by The PUNCH has proven that the suspected kidnappers, who pretended to be passengers, ordered a journey from the Eleganza space of Lekki round 9pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, for the Oshodi space of the state.

In keeping with PUNCH Metro, it was learnt that one of many suspected kidnappers instructed Amaechi that he would alight on the Regulation College space of the state.

Amaechi instructed our correspondent that when he parked for one of many passengers to alight, the remaining two dragged him from the entrance seat to the again seat, held his throat and used a hammer to hit his physique, and the third suspects drove the automobile.

He acknowledged, “I picked up these kidnappers, who pretended to be passengers. They instructed me that they had been going to Oshodi and I used to be able to take them there, as a result of it’s my job. I used to be driving when certainly one of them instructed me that they want to alight on the Regulation College and I obliged. After we received to the Regulation College, certainly one of them alighted and the opposite two on the again held me and began urgent my throat.

“They took me to the again seat and began hitting my knees, shoulders and elbows with a hammer. I used to be so weak and in pains however needed to endure. The person who alighted was the one driving. He stopped the automobile and mentioned that the gasoline had completed.

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“They used my T-shirt to cowl my face as they drove right into a filling station, the place I shouted to alert individuals, however they drove off and somebody on the filling station adopted the automobile, however they ran him off the street.

“After we left the filling station, they tortured me much more. Certainly one of them bit my nostril until it began bleeding, whereas the opposite squeezed my throat and I couldn’t breathe. They raised the quantity of the radio and wound up the glasses. I begged them to let me go and instructed them that I had N45,000 in my pockets and a piggy financial institution in my boot and they need to please take it and let me go, however they refused.

“They instructed me that they couldn’t let me go as a result of they wanted my coronary heart and manhood for rituals. One of many kidnappers instructed the others to only minimize me open to take out my coronary heart and manhood, and eliminate my physique, as a result of I used to be attracting a whole lot of consideration, however their chief instructed him to attend until we get to Ibadan. I used to be so weak as a result of torture.

‘’After I noticed some individuals outdoors, I started to scream for assist and that was how some space boys chased after the automobile until the driving force crashed it. The world boys caught the 2 suspects sitting on the again whereas the one driving escaped.”

Amaechi added that the suspects had been later taken away by policemen from the Makoko Police Station earlier than the case was transferred to SARS.

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He added that the Investigating Police Officer answerable for the matter extorted N20,000 from him earlier than he commenced an investigation into the matter.

“The case has been transferred from Makoko to SARS Ikeja and the IPO answerable for the case mentioned I needed to pay N20,000 earlier than they may start the investigation. I’ve paid him the cash and he’s nonetheless treating me anyhow. He instructed me that if I known as his telephone once more, he would curse me. I need justice; my automobile remains to be with the police and nothing has been achieved regarding the matter,”
he acknowledged.

When PUNCH Metro contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, he requested the sufferer to contact him in order that investigation might begin.

“Kindly recommendation the sufferer to contact me in order that investigation can begin,”
he mentioned.

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