Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, have arrested three suspected members of a robbery gang who robbed popular Fuji star, Pasumu Wonder, of his Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, and an unspecified amount of money, four months ago in Lagos.
Suspected leader of the gang simply identified as Ade, reportedly bought a Toyota Camry saloon car, with his own share of the loot. Pasuma, had reported in May 2013, that he was robbed of his SUV and an undisclosed sum at gun point at Amadiyah area of Egbeda. Aside robbing the musician said to be on his way to a function, the gunmen also abducted him and one of his aides, drove a distance before dropping them off at Itele, a boarder town in Ogun State.
The suspects identified as Fatai Balogun, Wale Akinjobi and Gbenga Kolawole during interrogation, confessed to have come all the way from Ogun state to operate.
A source, who craved anonymity told Crime Alert that the police launched a manhunt for the gang after Pasuma’s encounter, during which they were intercepted.
The gang, as gathered, also attacked a wealthy man in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos,where they robbed him of N500,000, his mobile phones and other valuables. After the operation, one of them, Wale who resides around the area reportedly dug a hole at the back of his compound where he buried his weapon.
But unknown to him, a resident said to have sighted him, alerted the police who quickly arrested him and transferred him to the SARS.During interrogation, Wale reportedly confessed that his gang robbed Pasuma. His confessional statement, as gathered, led to the arrest of other suspected members.
Fatai Balogun, told Crime Alert that leader of the gang, Ade, got the highest share from Pasuma’s loot. “He was the one who searched Pasuma and collected money from him. But nobody knew the amount he got. Few days later, he bought a Toyota Camry car with the loot but gave us peanuts. I have gone on several operations with Ade. One of them was at Ajah area where we snatched a car at gun point along Epe road. We did that operation with Ade’s car but we had a little problem on the road after Ade ran into a ditch. We had to abandon the car when policemen came looking for us but Ade later sent a towing vehicle to retrieve the car.
Wale brought the job that landed me in trouble. He told me there was a rich man who lives in his area, that he would want me to follow him execute the job because he does not have the expertise to do it. I accepted because the job was an easy one, as there won’t be much huddles getting inside. We were three in number that went for the operation.
I took N120,000 and gave Wale and Gbenga their share. I sold the laptops we took from the man for N40,000 each and at the end, I relocated to my base in Abeokuta, Ogun State. I don’t know how Wale mishandled the gun he used for the operation, which led to his being sighted by one of his neighbors,”he stated.
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