Culled from Vanguard
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 of his Range Rover Sport Utility
Vehicle, SUV, and an unspecified amount of money, four months ago in
Lagos. 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
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.