A suspected member of an armed robbery gang, Mutiu Rasheed, who got arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, has said during interrogations that his parents are aware that he is an armed robber. PUNCH Metro reports:
PUNCH Metro learnt that Rasheed, along with two others ─ Ahmed Musiliu and Sodiq Dada ─ were nabbed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on February 5. Our correspondent gathered that the three suspects were rounded up by the police in the Isheri Berger area ─ a boundary area between Lagos and Ogun states.
The police said the suspects, who had confessed to the crime, made use of four locally-made guns, two of which had reportedly been recovered. Our correspondent learnt that Musiliu was first arrested by the police before he led detectives to apprehend the others.
The police added, however, that the gang had other members who were still at large. During interrogation, the suspects were said to have confessed to have organised robberies during which many vehicles were stolen, including a Toyota Highlander, a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Sienna. Speaking with PUNCH Metro, 22-year-old Rasheed said his parents, who knew about his robbery operations, had warned him to return the guns in his possession, but he refused.