Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos State, have nabbed two robbery suspects for allegedly robbing residents, commuters and commercial cyclists, popularly known as Okada. The suspects, identified as Stanley Okorie, 20 and Emmanuel Enu, 25 were nabbed during an operation at Satellite Town and Ajegunle areas of Lagos respectively.
Vanguard gathered that the police arrested Enu with one locally made short gun and a cartridge, while a toy gun was recovered from Okorie, while the original gun was taken away by other fleeing gang member, identified simply as Chijioke.
During interrogation, Enu, who hails from Boki Local Government Area of Cross River, said: “I belong to a gang which specialised in robbing on motorcycles along Oduduwa Road, Ajegunle.
“I am the son of a retired naval officer. I went into robbery, so I could raise money to travel to Sweden to pursue my football career.
“On that day, we took off from around wharf area on a bike. We snatched one man’s phone and Onuora said he wanted to ease himself. While he was doing that, two motorcycles trailing us stopped by and chased me.
“The gun was in a bag I was holding. Onuora escaped but the motorcyclists who were policemen arrested me with the gun.”
In his defence, Okorie, an indigene of Delta State, who was arrested along the Satellite expressway, said Chijioke taught him how to rob.
According to him, “he was a commercial driver, he asked me to join him when I asked for assistance. I needed to use the money to pay for house rent.
“I have gone for about four operations at Igando and Agbara areas. When we robbed at Igando, I got N13, 000. We also took three phones and N15,000. We also carried out operation at Agbara and realised N25,000. It was at Lekki that we make the highest amount of N780,000.”