The suspect said he planned to sell the vehicle for a million naira so he would raise the money he needed to advance his music career.
The Police have apprehended a 23-year-old student of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka identified as Dare Williams for snatching a vehicle from a hailing service driver after he revealed that he committed the crime because he needed the funds to feature top Nigerian artistes, Davido and Runtown.
Williams, who said he is a music artist, lured his friend, Bethel Chukwuocha, 18, to snatch a Toyota Corolla car from the driver, Clement Aniegbe, on Monday night.
Armed with a kitchen knife, the suspects who ordered a ride from Lekki to Gbagada said they threatened the driver with the weapon and sedatives to abandon the vehicle and his mobile phone.
Williams said his plan was to sell the vehicle for a million naira so he would raise the money he needed to advance his music career. He told reporters that he resorted to robbery after going round for help but got none.
Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the incident and said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, December 22.