The leader of a suspected seven-man gang of robbers, Abimbola Musa (A.K.A Don), on Thursday admitted to various crimes, including killing some of tgeir victims.
He told the Oyo State Police Command why his gang simetimes killed their victims.
Musa said the gang was formed in Lagos and had been operating in Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos states for about one year.
“We would snatch a car at gun point or from where it was parked and use them to rob. We would abandon the car afterwards. We have snatched up to 10 cars within a year. I attended Success Grammar School in Lagos. We have killed some of our victims because they struggled with us. I killed one of them. The gang was formed in Oshodi and Mushin areas of Lagos,” he said.
Musa, 21, was arrested with Adewale Fagunmoju, 21, Abiodun Fadipe, 29, Kareem Ibrahim, 29, Taofeek Otaobayomi, 21, Akinleye Usman, 21, Lateef Sulaiman, 40 and Mohammed Bello by the State police Command after robbing one Michael Agbaje of a large sum of money and his licensed firearm.
The Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude, said Musa and his gang were deadly robbers who had killed at least three of their victims.
He disclosed that items recovered from the gang included seven cars and firearms.
“For some time now, a very deadly notorious armed robbery gang had been operating in the states, killing and maiming their victims, including a night guard. The criminals were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad and recovered weapons and stolen vehicles from them. These are inter-state trigger-happy and blood thirsty armed robbers who operated in Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Ogun states,” said Odude.