A 25-year old suspected armed robber, Sadiq Yinusa, who invaded a popular night club in a hotel with a gun to rob, has confessed that he did so in order to raise money to facilitate the release of his gang member remanded in prison custody in Lagos.
The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command, arrested the suspect, Yinusa, at the Night Club in Igbobi area of Lagos State while attempting to rob the hotel supervisor around 2am on the day the incident happened.
The suspect, Yinusa, who resides at No. 24, Oluwalogbon Street, Shomolu, Lagos, was arrested at the night club with a locally made short gun, 4 live cartridges, a socket wrench, a chisel and a plier, after shooting the night club supervisor, (name withheld). He confessed to the Police that he was assisting his imprisoned gang member to raise fund to perfect his bail conditions.
According to him:-
“Prince Chika, currently serving prison sentence in Kirikiri for robbery, called me last week to help him hustle around for funds to secure his freedom from prison”.
“I visited him in prison a week ago and he had called me from prison to appeal for my assistance. He gave me the location of this gun and some of the arms he used. He assured to pay me back within the first few weeks of regaining freedom. I retrieved all these arms from the bush, where he kept them before heading for the operation. He told me that he bought the gun in Anambra State for a sum of N5000.”
“Everybody had already left the club at Morocco Road, Igbobi, when I scaled the fence. I saw the supervisor and at gunpoint, I requested for his wallet. I felt he was wasting time; so, I shot him but he dodged it and raised alarm. I was escaping when I ran into a patrol team of RRS men responding to distress noise” he explained.
“I was a pickpocket and a burglar before venturing into robbery. Last week, I broke into three houses in Somolu. From each of the houses, I collected two mobile phones from my victims. I also got three laptops as well as jewelry. I sold them to Adamu Jubril.”
“Whenever, I collect ATM cards from victims, it is Korede Baki (22), who assists me in making the withdrawals. I collect the pin along with the ATM card at gun point” the suspect concluded.
According to Jubril Adamu, popularly called Ango, a trader in Tejuosho Market, Yaba, “I have been buying stolen items from Yinusa for over six months now. I have bought over 15 mobile phones, laptops and jewelry from him. I bought laptops from him at N30,000 each”.
Also arrested with the suspect were the receivers; Jubril Adamu and Korede Baki.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, in his reaction to the arrest, encouraged Lagosians to take time out to get to know their neighbours, adding that policing would be a lot easier when we embrace the fact that policing is everybody’s responsibility.
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