Operatives of Special Tactical Squad have arrested two female Cameroonians for allegedly lacing a man’s drink with a sleeping substance and stealing his car.
The suspects – Yamba Kinloga Lauren Raissa and Ngo Dingom Yolande Viave – who are sisters, allegedly laced their victim’ drink with the drugs after he stood up to use the toilet.
WuzupNigeria gathered that the victim slept for two days after taking the drink. He discovered his Lexus 350 SUV had been stolen after waking up.
Parading one of the suspects in Abuja on Wednesday, Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, said the sisters drove the SUV to Auchi in Edo State and sold it at the rate of N1.6m.
The Police said the elder sister who championed the operation was currently ill.
” The female Cameroonians were involved in the case of criminal conspiracy, administration of poisonous substance and car theft.
“On the 15th of August 2019 at about 2147hours, their victim reported that on the 13th August 2019 at about 1050hours, he went to Millikent hotel in Apo area of Abuja together with one Yamba Kinloga Lauren Raissa and her sister Ngo Dingom Yolande Viave to have a drink.
“In the course of their drinking, he went to the toilet but before his return, the ladies poisoned his drinks and after consuming same, he went into deep sleep.
“Yamba Kinloga and her sister Ngo Yolande took his Lexus ES 350 with registration number YAB 736 NY and drove off to unknown destinations.
“Our Operatives acting on credible intelligence arrested the suspects on the 18th August 2019 at about 1000hrs at Jos, Plateau state while attempting to flee the country.”
Viave, while answering questions from newsmen, begged for forgiveness, saying it was the first time she got involved in a crime.
“We met the man in Abuja after he stopped to give us free ride. After the ride, we exchanged contact with him and after several calls, my sister agreed to go out for a drink with him.
“I followed her to Gudu junction and in the course of having to drink, my sister poisoned his drink and took the car. We drove the car to Auchi in Edo where we sold it. The buyer gave us N100,000 cash and transferred the balance of N1.5million into my account.
“I am sorry for what I have done. It is my first time engaging in this kind of crime. I don’t know what took over me.”
They were arrested and both admitted to committing the crime.
The Police while warning car owners to be careful of who they offer a ride to said:
“We are discounting Nigerians from giving rife to unknown people. We also advise that members of the public avoid taking drinks, chewing gums and other edibles from persons they don’t know to avoid being robbed, kidnapped, raped or even killed.”