March 18, 2017

We rob victims at Oshodi, sell stolen items at Computer Village, Obalende – Suspects confess

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested a four- man notorious gang that specialised in robbing innocent passersby of valuables at Oshodi under bridge, and recovered a laptop in the process.

The four suspects are; Master Ojo Olaomo, 21, from Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Ola Akinwunmi, 25, from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Master Okiki Nurudeen, 22, from Abeokuta, Ogun State and Mr. Damilare Balogun, 20, from Ibadan, Oyo State.

Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, Superintendent of Police, SP, Olayinka Egbeyemi who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspects would soon be prosecuted.

He said the criminals were arrested by the monitoring team of the agency who were strategically positioned around Oshodi.

Egbeyemi added that these notorious criminals specialised in dispossessing innocent citizens of their valuables such as phones, laptops, necklaces, wrist-watches, and ear-rings.

The suspects, it was gathered, were arrested immediately they snatched a laptop from a woman who simply identified herself as Mrs. Adebambo under the bridge, Oshodi.

According to Adebambo; “Immediately my laptop bag was snatched from me, Lagos Task Force Officers chased these criminals, got them arrested and recovered my laptop for me.”

She commended the operatives of the Agency for their prompt interventions.

Egbeyemi praised the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for his developmental projects across the state particularly the ‘Lagos light-up Initiatives’ which had eliminated safe haven of criminals around Oshodi axis.

Suspects confess

One of the suspects, Ola Akinwunmi, confessed that they were four-member gang, saying that every snatched or stolen items were sold as fairly used at either computer village, Ikeja or Obalende, Lagos Island.

Another suspect, Mr. Okiki Nurudeen said he did not partake in snatching or stealing goods but only disposed of them.

According to Nurudeen, he only coordinated how every stolen item would be supplied to computer village at Ikeja or Obalende where they would be sold back to unsuspecting buyers as fairly used products.”