The suspects, Humble Peter-Robert, and Gideon Archibong, were arrested on Monday, February 4, while reportedly removing the car's parts for sale to a scrap metal dealer.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Police stated that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, following a directive from the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu'azu.
Police revealed that Peter-Robert, an ex-convict and a bus conductor, had conspired with three others, now at large, to hijack and sell off the car.
It was gathered that on the said date of the hijack, he flagged down the car of the deceased at about 11pm on the Lekki axis of the state.
The suspect and his accomplice who told the driver they were heading to Ikate reportedly told the driver that they wanted to ease themselves. It was at this point they descended on the driver.
While being paraded, Peter-Robert confessed to the crime.
He said, "I was sitting in front of the car with the driver. We seized and hit him with stones several times. He complained that he was sick. We pushed him out on the road and went away with the car, a wine Hyundai Elantra.
“At the Beach Road, Lekki, where we parked the car, we swapped the number plate with that of a Volkswagen Passat car, FKJ 708 CA, that was close by. We left it for two days hoping to contact buyers.
"Emma, also an Uber driver, is our ring leader. He noticed that the driver was operating offline before deciding that we should hijack the car. The following day when one of us visited where we had hijacked the car, he noticed the guy’s remains were already in a police body bag.
"We contacted Archibong to assist us to dispose off the car. The buyers we invited indicated that they could only buy the car parts. It was in the process of dismantling the car that the RRS patrol vehicle spotted us and arrested two of us. Emma, Dolapo and David are on the run."
Investigation is still ongoing on the case and the suspects will be made to face justice, according to the Police.