Policemen attached to Olosan division in Mushin area of Lagos have arrested three robbery suspects who have been terrorising residents of the area.
The suspects : Olalekan Sonni 32, Olarewanju Olakunmi 40 and Akorede Adeoke 24, were discovered during preliminary investigation, to have been arrested and sent to prison several times, over similar offence.
The youngest among them, Adeoke, who confessed to being a burglar, told Crime Guard that he was forced into it because his family was poor. Adeoke, who also revealed that he was a barber, said he used proceeds from his barbing profession and robbery to keep body and soul together.
He confessed to belonging to a four-man gang that specialised in breaking into people’s homes and shops to steal telephones and other items.
He further confessed that he had been arrested four times, charged to court twice and sent to prison twice but was discharged and acquitted by the court as there was no solid evidence against him.
The suspects according to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Elkana Bala, would be charged to court.