Robbery suspect says poverty pushed him into crime

A robbery suspect who says poverty pushed him into crime has been nabbed.

The suspect, Ese Ebrorhie

The end of the road has come for a suspected member of a three-man armed robbery bandits, Ese Ebrorhie, whose gang has been a thorn in the flesh of residents and motorists around the Mile 2 and Apapa areas of Lagos State, when he was nabbed by operatives of the state Rapid Response Squad (RRS), of the State Police Command.


But Ebrorhie has blamed his involvement in crime to poverty and lack of parental care, an excuse the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni keeps saying does not hold water in any ramification.

While being interrogated, the suspect said his gang operated using motorcycles to make their escape easy after each robbery attack, especially in traffic.

While two of his members managed to escape, the Delta State born Ebrorhie was not so lucky as he was arrested.


"I bought a fairly used motorcycle popularly known as okada which developed small problem and there was nobody to help me, so I joined the gang to raise funds to repair the okada," he began.

"We operated at dawn around 5am and 6am and at night from 9pm. We rob only commercial buses by pretending to be passengers at bus stop around Mile 2 and Apapa.

Once inside the bus, the gang leader, , who is always holding one of our guns, will hold the bus driver hostage while we begin to rob and dispossess every passenger of their belongings.

After the operation, we disembark and mount our waiting bike moving beside the bus to escape.

I have gone on three operations with them. The first operation, I was given N8, 000. The second one, I was given N15, 000.00. This is my third operation with the gang. Z


ubby is the one that collects and sells all the belongings we collect during operations. He is the one who share the booty to everyone."

Well, it is time to share your booty with your cell mates.



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