The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an ex-convict, Samuel Meme, for allegedly robbing a Portuguese couple in the Ijora, Lagos.
Meme, who reported robbed the occupant of another vehicle, was arrested on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
According to Punch Metro, the suspect confessed that he was recently released from prison after serving a three-month jail term.
He said that he belongs to a six-man robbery gang, though four of its members are currently serving jail term at the Kirikiri Prisons.
He said, “We are six in my gang. Four of us are in Kirikiri Prisons and they are Gbenga, Imele, Tontolo and Lateef. I just came back from Kirikiri, where I spent three months.
“We rob any vehicle where the occupants are busy with phones. We start our operation around 8pm.
“My plan that night was to operate alone. As I was planning to strike, I ran into my friend, Wasiu, who taught me how to rob.“
“We decided to rob cars together that night. At that time, there was traffic jam, which had extended to the Marine Bridge.”
“During the operation, we opted for a Toyota SUV. The occupants were whites, and I guessed they were husband and wife. Wasiu and I positioned on each side of the car and we broke the two rear glasses.”
“I collected the man’s phone, while Wasiu took his wife’s phone and purse containing N60,000. The lady pleaded for her drug from the purse and I asked my colleague to give it to her; then we left for another car.”
According to reports, the Portuguese suffered great shock after the robbery incident with Meme. They were rendered hospitalised as a result.