Bolt Driver Escapes From Kidnappers, Accuses SARS Officer Of Extortion

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Kingsley Amaechi, a driver with Bolt, the ride-hailing , has accused an officer the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Command, extorting him after he escaped people said to be kidnappers.


A by The PUNCH has shown that the , who pretended to be passengers, ordered a ride the Eleganza area Lekki around 9pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, for the Oshodi area the state.


According to PUNCH Metro, it learnt that the told Amaechi that he would alight at the Law School area the state.

Amaechi told our correspondent that when he parked for of the passengers to alight, the remaining two dragged him the front seat to the back seat, held his throat and used a hammer to hit his body, and the third suspects drove the car.

He stated, “I picked up these kidnappers, who pretended to be passengers. They told me that they were going to Oshodi and I ready to take them there, because it is my job. I driving when one of them told me that they would like to alight at the Law School and I obliged. After we got to the Law School, one of them alighted and the other two at the back held me and started pressing my throat.

“They took me to the back seat and started hitting my knees, shoulders and elbows with a hammer. I so weak and pains but had to endure. The man who alighted the one driving. He stopped the car and said that the fuel had finished.

“They used my T-shirt to cover my face as they drove into a filling station, where I shouted to alert people, but they drove off and someone at the filling station followed the car, but they ran him off the road.

“After we left the filling station, they tortured me even more. One of them bit my nose till it started bleeding, while the other squeezed my throat and I couldn’t breathe. They raised the volume of the radio and wound up the glasses. I begged them to let me go and told them that I had N45,000 my wallet and a piggy bank my boot and they should please take it and let me go, but they refused.

“They told me that they couldn’t let me go because they needed my heart and manhood for rituals. One of the kidnappers told the others to just cut me to take out my heart and manhood, and dispose of my body, because I was attracting a lot of attention, but their leader told him to wait till we get to . I was so weak due to the torture.

‘’When I saw some people outside, I began to scream for help and that was how some area boys chased after the car till the driver crashed it. The area boys caught the two suspects sitting at the back while the one driving escaped.”

Amaechi added that the suspects were later taken away by policemen from the Makoko before the case was transferred to .

He added that the Investigating charge of the matter extorted N20,000 from him before he commenced an investigation into the matter.

“The case has been transferred from Makoko to Ikeja and the IPO in charge of the case said I had to pay N20,000 before they could begin the investigation. I have paid him the money and he is still treating me anyhow. He told me that if I called his phone again, he would curse me. I justice; my car is still with the police and nothing has been done concerning the matter,” he stated.

When PUNCH Metro contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, he asked the victim to contact him so that investigation could commence.

“Kindly advice the victim to contact me so that investigation can commence,” he said.