How Robber Snatched, Swallowed Woman’s Wedding Ring In Lagos

How Robber Snatched, Swallowed Woman's Wedding Ring In Lagos
Image courtesy Lagos State Police Command

Police in Lagos have arrested two persons for allegedly snatching a wedding ring and other items from two women in a grey Toyota Sienna bus.

Concise News learned that the suspected thief, Taofeek Adebayo, 19, allegedly snatched and swallowed the ring in the presence of the owner.

He was arrested along with his accomplice, Toheeb Tijani, 20, at Oshodi at the weekend by men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

It was learned that Adebayo told the police operatives that he had vomited the ring and handed it over to his colleague, who is now at large.

The RRS, in a statement, said the suspects asked the women for “food money” (Owo ounje) and were given N100 which they rejected, claiming eleyi ki i se owo ti wa (This is not our money).

One of the women narrated that “My colleague and I were coming from Anthony and heading to Ilasa for our association’s meeting. Three of them (pointing to the suspects) came near our vehicle. There was traffic and we could not turn anywhere. We were scared. They said we should give them money for food. I reached out to my colleague to give me money.

“She gave me N100 which I gave them. They rejected it. One of them said, ‘eleyi ki i se owo ti wa ’. I told them this is what I have. One of them pulled my left ear and removed my earring. I was scared.

“Two of them turned to the other side of my vehicle. They threatened to waste us if we don’t give them money. ‘Where is the money’, they screamed at us. In a hurry to leave our car, they forced my friend to surrender her wedding ring.

“This yellow guy (pointing to Adebayo) took the first one and swallowed it in our presence. His colleague took the other one.”

As for Adebayo, he said: “I swallowed it but I have vomited it and handed it over to Young Boy – the third guy – when police were chasing us. I told him to hand over the rings to the ladies so that the police can release us but he absconded with the two rings and earring.”

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