Azeez Adisa, the son of a serving police Inspector, has been arrested for leading a gang of robbers who has been terrorising residents of Alaba Oro, in Suru-Alaba area of Lagos State.
On Monday, April 27 2015, the 22-year-old Adisa was nabbed when he led the gang to rob a bank’s customer on Odunade area of Alaba
According to the Lagos Police Command, a man who had gone to the bank to withdraw the sum N70,000 for the naming ceremony of his baby the next day, when Adisa and his gang attacked few poles away from the bank, and the money taken from him.
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The victim was said to have reported the case at Layeni Police Division, where the Divisional Police Officer, Ginika Chukwu, led a team of policemen to an Indian hemp joint at Asemota area of Alaba Oro, where Azeez and members of his were reportedly arrested.
During interrogation, Adisa reportedly admitted to being responsible for various robbery operations around the area.
“I am the leader of a seven-man robbery gang. My father is a Police Inspector, but I will not tell you where he is serving because he did not send me to steal.
Our modus operandi included burgling and attacking bank customers, who had gone to withdraw money. Most times we stormed houses that still has their doors opened from 11pm.
We collect phones, DVD players and cash from our victims. We do not have guns because we have not graduated to that level. We only use machetes.
At the end of each operation, we would sell our loot and share the proceeds among ourselves, with the largest share coming to me.
I assure you that now that we have been arrested, residents in that area will witness calm. I promise to turn new leaf if I am allowed to go.”