A suspected armed robber, 28- year-old Emehelu Ndubuisi and his accomplice have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
Police say the duo belong to an armed robbery syndicate which allegedly snatched cars and terrorised motorists in the Lagos metropolis.
In his statement to the police, Ndubuisi, who was arrested alongside another gang member, Uche Chukwu, 21, claimed that his family members were responsible for his inability to stop the act.
“I am standing trial in court for a robbery case. I used to sell motor spare parts at the Ladipo Market, Oshodi. I was initially arrested by the police in February this year, and was charged to the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court.
“I was remanded in the Kirikiri Medium Prison for some weeks during which I met one convict, Ogaga. He had spent three years in the prison. He told me some men wanted to sell a stolen vehicle, but I did not listen to him.
“After I secured my bail, I went to my village to attend my grandmother’s burial and I noticed some family members were not happy to see me. When I returned from the trip, I did not know how I listened to Ogaga’s advice.
“I had sworn never to rob again, but my village people are very evil. They must have charmed me with robbery. It was at the point of collecting the stolen vehicle in Lagos that the police re-arrested me.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the arrest.
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