A two-man robbery gang terrorising Idimu, Ikotun and Igando areas of Lagos State has been arrested by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji-Adele Annex.
The suspects, Sunkanmi Emmanuel, aka Federal, 30 and 28-year-old Ahmed Agunbiade, aka Omojoyibo, were apprehended last week in the Igando area while they were reportedly going for a robbery operation.
It was learnt that the suspects specialised in robbing club goers of their belongings, including motorcycles in the communities.
A certain Dotun Ogunsanya, aka Dotman, was also arrested for buying stolen phones and motorcycles from the syndicate while a commercial motorcycle rider, Nurudeen Agbeyewo, was nabbed for allegedly taking Federal and Omojoyinbo for operations.
Speaking with The Punch, Sunkanmi, a native of Ondo State, and father of five, admitted to being a robber and a cult member.
He, however, said his targets were Internet fraudsters (popularly known as Yahoo boys), claiming that he did not rob innocent people.
He said, “I came to Lagos in 1998. I was an apprentice mechanic. In 2003, the government demolished my boss’ shop and he went back to his village. I became a commercial motorcyclist. After some time, it was seized by the police. I joined Eye confraternity in 2015. Our leader bought a gun for me. He is dead now.
“I started using the gun to rob. I would go to clubs on Fridays and mingle with Yahoo boys who spent lavishly there. As they were leaving, I would follow them. On getting to a deserted place, I would point the gun at them and collect their money and phones.
“I usually freed Eye cult members among them once they told me they did not have money. I have collected about six phones and sold them to Dotman. I got to him at Totowu area, where I live. I don’t rob innocent people. It is Yahoo boys who have money that I rob. I use the money I get to take care of my family. I have five children from two wives.”