Chesterfield man arrested in Uber driver abduction case

Chesterfield man arrested in Uber driver abduction case

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man is behind bars in connection with the abduction and robbery of an Uber driver last weekend.

Tips from the public and work by detectives led officers to Kefha S. Nyaanga, 21, who was already at the Chesterfield County Jail on unrelated charges.

Nyaanga called an Uber driver around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday for a ride from the Midlothian Walmart and asked her to stop at the Union Bank branch on Midlothian Turnpike, according to police. Detectives say he then pulled out a gun, forced here into the hatchback's trunk.

Nyaanga then drove to several spots around the county and demanded money from her, according to police, even using her debit card at the Village Bank in the 1100 block of Huguenot Road. He then drove to Rockwood Park and ran off with the victim's purse and cell phones, according to police. The woman then drove somewhere else and then called police.

When detectives determined Nyaanga was the suspect, they found he was already in jail having been arrested Monday on unrelated charges.

Uber has a no cash policy to protect drivers. Customers arrange pick up and payment from their phones before the driver even shows up. Drivers are not allowed to be armed. On Thursday, detectives obtained and served warrants for Nyaanga for abduction, carjacking, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, credit card theft and credit card fraud in relation to the incident. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Anyone with any additional information should call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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