Armed Robbers Sold Blackberry For N3000 To Fuel Stolen Car

Suspects From Previous Arrest

Oct 17, 2012 – Armed Robbers Sold Blackberry For N3000 To Fuel Stolen Car

In a bid to escape arrest, a gang of 3 armed robbers traveling to Lagos from Asaba, Delta State sold a Blackberry Phone for N3,000 to purchase fuel for their stolen car.

On getting to Lagos, the fleeing robbers were arrested by Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos at Isheri, Berger off Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Crime Watch learnt that the suspects, Isioma and James, both 28, with their gang leader known as “G Man”, were arrested when they were driving a black Honda Accord SUV End of Discussion salon car with Delta State registration number AT 305 ASB.

SARS operatives were suspicious of the occupants of the vehicle because when they flagged it down, their leader, G Man, ran away. His two colleagues were arrested immediately.

Police sources said when interrogated, the two suspects confessed to snatching the Honda Accord SUV, a Blackberry phone and a Tecno phone from a woman in Lagos.

They allegedly confessed that when they were about running out of fuel on their way from Asaba to Lagos, they sold the Blackberry phone for N3,000 and bought fuel with the money.

In his statement, Isioma, from Delta State, southsouth Nigeria, said he was an Asaba-based driver who plied Asaba-Onitsha route before he met the gang leader who introduced him to armed robbery. He added that he drove the stolen car from Asaba to Lagos.

James denied being a robber. He claimed he was a carpenter but without a workshop.

He confessed that he was arrested during the only operation that ‘G Man’ lured him to participate in.

The suspect said he never knew that the gang leader was an armed robber but that he invited him to assist him to do something and ended luring him into robbery.

The officer in charge of SARS, Lagos Police Command, SP Abba Kyari, said he had got a signal that the victim was in a hospital in Asaba, adding that the two suspects will soon be sent back to the Delta State Police Command where they committed the alleged robbery for comprehensive investigation and prosecution. (PM reports)