By Esther Onyegbula

LAGOS—A bank robbery suspect, Ewuzie Mike, 29, has said he is not a robber, but only carry out spy work for a robbery gang.

Mike, Police said, a member of the three-man robbery gang that attacked a pregnant woman, who had gone to withdraw money from a second generation bank at Oba Elegushi area Lekki, Lagos, weekend, was arrested and a Berreta pistol with two live ammunition recovered from him.

Parading the suspects alongside 67 other suspects, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, said the command received a distress call at 1:35p.m., consequent upon which operatives of the command were swiftly mobilised to the scene, where they met three armed men dispossessing a pregnant woman of her valuables.

According to Edgal, “on sighting the operatives, two of the robbers escaped, abandoning a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with number plates GGE-315-GE, while the third suspect was arrested and a Berreta pistol with two live ammunition recovered from him.

Suspect’s confession

He said: “My name is Ewuzie Mike, aged 29. I am an errand boy. I am a jobless street boy. I am still searching for a  job. I was arrested by the Police because I am a spy, I am not an armed robber.

“I only help them to monitor those they ask me to monitor and then give them all the necessary information they will use to carry out their operation.

“I usually provide information for CoCo, Hywuai and Obilo, who are currently at large. I don’t know their houses. Usually, Coco calls me on the phone to meet him at a particular venue.

“He is the one that chooses the location of our meeting. I have worked for him twice.

“The first time, he asked me to trail a car heading towards Mile 2. I don’t know what he got from the operation. All I did was spy on the victim and provide him with relevant information.

“After each operation, he gives me money. The first operation he gave me N20,000. The gun is for Koko; it fell while he was escaping from the scene.

“It was during the operation, when policemen almost apprehended him that he escaped with the bike. Koko is the one that oversees the operation.”


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