Nigerian Student Steals A Cab, Goes For A Bengaluru City Tour

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The Bengaluru Traffic Departement spent the Saturday tracking an intoxicated foreigner who had attacked a cab driver and subsequently drove away with his car.

It took the night patrol police and the traffic police department a good three hours to track the car and arrest the culprit. The police had to search the entire length and breadth of the Bengaluru city before the alcohol-fuelled "runaway" came to an end.

R. Hitendra from Bengaluru Traffic Department said, "Traffic is less during the early morning hours, which might have averted a major tragedy."

It all began around 3 am when the driver from MegaCabs cab company was resting by the roadside at Bilekahalli signal, Bannerghatta Road.

The drunk foreigner approached the driver from behind and asked for the car keys. When the driver refused, he kicked the driver in the abdomen, snatched the keys and fled with the car.

Luckily, the cab was equipped with a GPS system, which helped the cops track the vehicle in the densely populated city.

The foreigner was crisscrossing the city, from Bannerghatta Road, he went to Shivajinagar and then to Hennur. From Hennur, he went towards Electronics City before the police finally blocked the car at the toll-gate.

As the cops finally surrounded the culprit, he came out shouting, "No Harm. I Love India."

He was taken in custody and later identified as Ibrahim Abdul Mulallabi (33), a Nigerian studying his bachelor's degree in Business Management at a university in Yelahanka.

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Story first published: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 12:24 [IST]
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