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Confession Of Lagos Robbery Gang In Police Net

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 5:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Andrew Utulu, Lagos

 

Relief has come the way of Oko-Oba residents in Lagos as the state police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has in its custody five-man robbery gang terrorising the area for sometimes.

The suspects include; Ismaila Oladosu, Ahmed Salawu, Seuande Azeez, Sunday Samuel and Paul Monday.

The suspects

The suspects

Confirming the arrest, the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) disclosed that Lagos State Commissioner of Police,

Mr. Kayode Aderanti, having been briefed   dispatched SARS to comb the area, a development that eventually led to the arrest of Monday, one of the suspects recently.

He was picked up and three cars were instantly recovered from him. The vehicles were identified as ML Jeep Mercedes Benz, Toyota Highlander and Toyota Camry.

Monday according to police was said to have sold the Camry before it was recovered. When confronted, the suspect confessed that he sold six cars to one Gbenga, a car dealer at Agidingbi in Lagos.

Corroborating the confession, Gbenga admitted buying a Toyota Highlander, Toyota Camry (Orobo) Toyota Camry (Big for nothing) End of Discussion  Honda, and Sienna Bus from him.

However, only two cars, Toyota Highlander and Picnic had so far being recovered recovered from the dealer.

After he was tracked and arrested also, Ismaila Oladosu, the gang leader led SARS to arrest other members of his team. The 29 years old man in a remorseful mood told his own story.

“I am from  Ikirun in Osun State. I work at Ikeja Local Government as a contract  revenue collector in Lagos. I resigned my appointment in 2013. I became a guard at new African Shrine and was being paid N15, 000 monthly. I live at 20 Idowu Street, Oko-Oba, Agege. SARS arrested me because I used to snatch cars. Azeez, Rashidi and I snatched Toyota Camry in Lagos and we sold it for N230, 000.

“Monday was the person who sold it. I only got N60, 000. I used the money for enjoyment. The second operation was a Benz car at Berger along Lagos Ibadan Express Road. Monday is yet to remit money for that. We were four in number.

“We also snatched two other cars like Gulf and Sienna.  The Sienna was sold for N180, 000 while Gulf  was given away at  N120,000. We used one Ojo, an auto electrician who is at large to get away with the vehicles.

Another member of the gang, Ahmed Salami, 27, said: “I was born in Lagos but my parents are from Ibadan. We used to rob around the canal in my area.  We are four in number.

“I live in No. 1 Musiliu Street, Oko-Oba, Agege, we used to steal phone and money midnight. Others members of the gang however died during a shoot out with the police.

Their names are Tajudeen Adeyemo and  Akeem, Olorunloga.  Tajudeen used to carry locally made gun while I keep tab on people outside.

Soeunde  Azeez, 28 years was a barman at an hotel in Ogundele  street, Oko-Oba.

He said “I worked as a barman in 2012 and quit in January 2013. I was earning N12, 000 before I veered into menial jobs.  I’m single but I have a child.

I am a member of a three- man- gang. We used to operate at Ifelodun and Agbojiru in Oko-Oba, Agege. My colleagues are Ola and Anobo. Ola and I share a rented apartment.

Sunday Samuel, 26 described himself as an electrician from  Ikole, Ekiti.

He said he was arrested at Ola’s house. I don’t rob with them, but I was with them when when they snatched two phones.

Monday, 30, hails from Alamobru Local Government, Kogi State.  He also narrated his own story.”I’m from Ogwugwu in Kogi State. I’m married with two children. They use to give me cars to sell.

They have given me one Camry and ML Benz Jeep. I sold Camry the for N250,000. I have not given then money for ML Benz. They demanded for N450, 000. I was aware that the second car brought to me was a stolen vehicle.

“My shop is at 6 Amara Olu Street, Agidingbi. I live at 4, Idowu Street, Agege. Promise, another member of the gang has given me up to six cars. He is on the run. I receive all the cars and have given them out on commission.

Gbenga used to buy cars from me. Baba Akure bought carry 2003 and 2007. I knew Baba Akure and Gbenga when one Bayo gave me a car known as Murano  to sell. I sold it for N1.5m to an on line customer. I delivered N800, 000 and used the rest money to pay my house rent and other things. He reported me at Abattoir Police because I failed to remit N7,000. I was charged to court,  I was remanded in Kirikiri, there I met Promise and Baba Akure. They told me they were into car business.