- Bolt Gabriel Wisdom picked up some passengers who later killed him and stole his car
- Bolt formerly known as taxify is a cab-hailing business
- Wisdom got the car on hire purchase and due for complete payment end of December
The body of a bolt driver, Gabriel Wisdom, who was killed by her customers has been found around Abijo in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that some yet-to-be-identified persons had contacted Wisdom to convey them to an unknown destination.
But while on their way, the passengers allegedly pounced on the driver and killed him in the process. The suspects were at large at the time of this report.
It was gathered that the criminals perpetrated the crime so as to dispossess Gabriel Wisdom of the car he used for the cab-hailing business.
Wisdom’s friend, Deji Saliu, who shared the story on his social media accounts said the deceased got the car on hire purchase and was due to complete the payment in December before the sad incident.
He urged the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to investigate the events and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Saliu wrote, “Wisdom, a Taxify driver, was killed on Friday night by men, who ordered his ride.
“He was killed at Abijo and his car taken away. Please, the public should assist to repost to make sure that Taxify takes up this case to investigate through the SCIID and get the call logs and location of these guys. It is doable and a lot have done it.
“Taxify needs to protect its agents and also the drivers because we all will be affected when drivers decline night movements or don’t carry more than one person.
“This is a fight for each and every one of us. It could be anybody, so, lend Wisdom your voice so that justice would be served.
“He was on hire purchase and would have finished paying next month.
“We need your support, please rebroadcast and tag on various pages. This is not the first time, Taxify needs to wade in and start an investigation.”
Meanwhile, the remains of Gabriel Wisdom have been recovered at the scene of the incident.
Can the killers of Gabriel Wisdom be arrested?
Yes, the killers of Gabriel Wisdom could be arrested if the security agencies work with the NCC, Nigeria’s telecom regulatory agency.
But one Ola Kuti, while mourning Wisdom, said it would be hard to track those who perpetrated the crime, because they usually used unregistered SIM cards to lure their victims.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered homicide detectives to take over the case in a bid to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.
Elkana said, “The incident happened under the Elemoro Police Division and we have launched an investigation into it. The Commissioner of Police has ordered homicide detectives to take over the case to ensure that the perpetrators are identified and apprehended.”
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