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Two men have been arrested over the death of an Uber driver whom they strangled to death and took his car, a KIA Rio, to sell in Delta State.
Michael Iyoekpe, 27, and Osaro Egberamwen, 31, who posed as passengers, contacted the UBER driver, identified simply as Alex, a fortnight ago, to pick them at an eatery in Ogba, Lagos. However, on the way they allegedly strangled the driver, dumped the body in a church premises at Ogba, before fleeing with the car.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of this tragic news. We are busy reaching out to offer our support to the driver’s family. Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family and we extend our sincerest condolences”, a statement from an Uber spokesperson told BusinessDay.
“This is a senseless act and the guilty parties must be prosecuted – we are relieved to hear the suspects have been arrested. We will support the authorities in anyway possible to assist in their investigation.
“We can confirm that the driver was registered to use the Uber app, but he was not using the app during the time of the incident, therefore we have no reason to believe that this crime is related to Uber in any way.”
The suspects will soon be charged to court.