A woman was reportedly robbed, kidnapped and brutally beaten with a spanner by a suspected ‘one chance’ criminal gang in Abuja.
It was gathered that the victim had boarded a taxi at Gwarimpa Setraco gate, heading to Area One around 5:30pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
A family friend of the victim, who narrated the incident to an Abuja news portal, said there were three other occupants in the vehicle, two men and a woman.
The victim became suspicious when the driver took another route instead of taking the turn off Kubwa Expressway.
When she asked the driver why he took the wrong route, he claimed that he wanted to pick another passenger.
The woman requested that he stopped the vehicle so she could alight.
Instead the criminals collected all her belongings and started hitting her on the face with a spanner.
She later found herself in a bush with four other female victims. The criminals later called her family, demanding money.
“Since the family couldn’t come up with the money, the woman, (their director) instructed them to pluck out her eyes,” the source said.
“After much more, she found herself somewhere in Apo where they dropped her off. A good Samaritan found her, called her family and they took her to the hospital,”