December 23, 2015 – Picture: Armed Robber Who Missed His Way After A Robbery Operation Arrested In Oyingbo Lagos
Drama In Oyingbo As Robber Abandoned By Gang Members Misses His Way After A Robbery Operation
Lagos Police officials have arrested a robber identified as Saliu John after he allegedly stole purses of market women on Old Apapa Road, Oyingbo.
John who was part of a 3-man robbery gang reportedly missed his way after the operation
It was learnt that John and other accomplices had suddenly become separated, forcing the suspect to hide behind a tanker parked on the road. It was learnt that some local security men later sighted him there.
A youth vigilante volunteer, Musibau added that when John could not account for the cash found on him, the security men knew he was a robber.
Read his confessional statement:
“It was at about 8.30pm on Monday. The robber was hiding behind a tanker parked by the roadside. It was a security man at a hotel nearby who noticed the stranded robber and alerted the vigilance group.
“When we searched him, we found purses containing sums of N1,500, N3,000, N2,500 among others, which added up to around N28,000. He could not give account of where he got the purses. He initially lied that he was coming from the Ijora area to do business and he had missed his way.
“Later, he confessed to robbery, and we held him until the morning when policemen from Iponri came to take him away. The hoodlums have a culture of robbing women who are returning from markets in the evening. They would attack them with broken bottles and clubs and collect their day’s sales.
“We learnt that the suspect came with two others who had escaped, but he got separated from them and was left behind. We did not find any weapon on John. But he came from the Ijora Badia, Apapa area.”