A three man armed robbery gang led by Ojonugwa Ojomeje have been arrested. by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad at Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Ojonugwa who was arrested alongside his accomplice, Emmanuel Michael (24) and Moses Ogeh (27) are in Police custody. The investigation carried out so far by the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department Panti, has revealed how Ojomeje used his in-law’s police uniform for robbery.
Ojonugwa narrated what happened. He said:
”in July 2019, men in police uniform collected my ‘okada’ in Ikorodu Bus Stop. They told me they were Taskforce team from Ebute Police Station. They advised me to meet them there while they took the ‘okada’ away.
”It was after 10:00 p.m. I went from Ebute Police Station to Ijede, Mola and Ladigboye Police Post, there was no trace of them. It was my only means of livelihood. It was exactly a week I got the ‘Okada’ on hired purchase at N280,000:00. I paid only N40,000 with a balance of ‘’N240,000 to settle the owner, Chinedu. I searched for it in all the surrounding police stations but there was no record of it. In order to pay the balance because Chinedu couldn’t take the excuse. I borrowed my friend’s bike, and bit by bit, I paid another N40,000.
” Because the owner was deeply on my neck with the payment, I sought the assistance of my friend to help me hijack another ‘okada’”. He continued: “I had a MOPOL vest at home thrown away by a former neighbour in Obalende. I appealed to Michael to borrow me his sister’s husband police uniform.
”The plan was to get a motorbike for me and later on, I would pay them too after I might have finished paying my debt. While I put on the MOPOL vest, Ogeh, a foodstuff seller put on the police vest and fez cap. At around 10:00 p.m, the three of us set out using Michael’s ‘Okada’ to Ita Maga. We collected a bike but we were arrested”.