operatives of the lagos special security outfit, rapid reaction squad (rrs), have cracked an armed theft syndicate, which allegedly operates from kirikiri jail. the leaders of the syndicate, odudu uttah, sunday and tosin who’re looking ahead to trial were found with listing of targets in lagos who their contributors had attacked and nonetheless making plans to assault.
their gang members who were arrested consist of nsima uttah, the younger brother of odudu uttah; abayomi james, omokaro efe, augustine uchenna, chukwuma onyemara, uzuazomaro joseph, melvin umeh, ahmed waheed and odili benedict. on their arrest, a police source informed saturday sun that victims alerted operatives of rrs about the sports of a few hoodlums in ayobo place in lagos country.
“on august 25, we were given reports from sufferers that their homes had been broken into by suspected armed robbers. the suspects raided their houses and left with valuables such as vehicles. via intelligence gathering, we had been capable of hint a number of the suspects and observed that the cars had been already in anambra country.
“the commissioner of police, imohimi edgal, thereafter informed that our guys should hint and recover the motors. a tracking team become despatched to anambra and they have been capable of recover the vehicles from the consumers.
“9 suspects who consist of 3 shoppers had been arrested. within the direction of investigation, it become located that maximum of the crimes committed were coordinated from kirikiri prison. as such, we had been capable of intercept their plan to raid greater houses. the police authority has written to nigerian prisons to facilitate the process of bringing out the inmates for further research”, a police source disclosed.
mr. dada who became one in all their victims told the police that the robbers gained access into his residence at approximately 2am on august 25, 2017. “they had been the ones who woke me up as i did not listen while they were breaking in. they were armed and started beating me up. they asked for money and that i instructed them i don’t have any. they searched the complete house and accumulated all our telephones, cloths, jewelries, laptops, tv units and different valuables. they packed them in my vehicle and waited until 5am earlier than they left.”
some other victim without a doubt recognized as bamidele instructed the police that the armed robbers invaded his house on september nine, 2017. “they broke my burglary evidence and entered the residence around 1.45am. earlier than i could pick out my cellphone to make a name, they have got overpowered and tied me up. they took all the property within reach and drove off with my toyota camry automobile. ”
at the police station, the suspects admitted to have participated in several robberies specifically in ayobo region. they alleged that their leaders who are inmates in jail, watching for trial, gave the addresses in their victims to them.
one of the suspects, nsima 33, advised the police that his adventure into the criminal international dates returned to 2013 after staring at the way of life of his elder brother, odudu. “i was a bus motive force but i found out that my brother was making a lot money and but no person knows what he does for a living. all i knew back then changed into that he travels lots, so i believed he may be a fraudster. it changed into when the police arrested him that i knew what exactly he turned into doing. certainly one of his friends, shokunbi who’s also an armed robber asked me to elevate cash and help my brother. i informed him that i don’t make a great deal cash so he taught me how to interrupt stores.
“the little money we raised become sent to my brother who’s in jail. after I noticed him, he informed me to promise that i’m able to retain my driving activity. the temptation changed into an excessive amount of, so i continued breaking stores at ajegunle and snatching baggage with the guidance of shokunbi and his gang. after approximately a year, my brother become granted bail and he went returned to the identical crime. shokunbi informed him that i am good, so he had no desire however to permit me be part of them.
“alas, he changed into arrested once more at ayobo whilst the people in the place alerted the police that he became lower back and nonetheless committing crime. odudu become angry, so he made a list of all of the humans whom he suspected suggested him to the police and we started out robbing them one after the opposite.”
on how they operate, nsima stated that they typically broke into homes thru the home windows. “we generally do away with the burglary proof through the window of the sitting room. our goals in ayobo are people with motors. motors are the most effective valuables you could get in an average guy’s house. when we enter the house, we can wait till it’s crack of dawn, approximately 5am before we pressure out like every regular person. whilst we’re waiting, we can eat top meals if there’s any in the refrigerator. we are able to also tie up the people in the house and take all their telephones.