RRS nabs ex-convict for robbing Portuguese couple

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Picture: The ex-convict (Right) with the receiver of stolen battery

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested an ex-convict for allegedly robbing a Portuguese couple in traffic around Ijora area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The suspect, Samuel Meme, 22, from Delta State, an erstwhile scrap metal collector before venturing into robbery, stated that he targeted and robbed cars whose occupants were busy using their phones while in traffic.

Picture: The ex-convict (Right) with the receiver of stolen battery

Meme was arrested on Saturday morning after robbing a Portuguese couple and an occupant of another car in traffic at Marine Bridge, Ijora.

In his confessional statement, the suspect said, “my plan was to operate alone that night. Luckily for me there was heavy traffic, which extended deep into the night on Marine Bridge. Just as I was planning to strike, I ran into Wasiu (still at large), we decided to rob cars together.

“During the operation, we opted for a car at the rear, a Toyota SUV. The occupants were whites, and I guessed they were husband and wife. Wasiu and I positioned ourselves on both sides of the car and we broke the two rear glasses.

“I collected the man’s phone while Wasiu took her wife’s phone and her purse containing N60, 000. The lady pleaded for her drug from the purse and I asked my colleague to give her and we left for another car.”

The suspect further said that, “the next car in front was a Toyota Corolla, with a lone occupant. We broke the two side glasses too but the lady insisted she had no phone but we collected her bag and jewellery.”

Recounting how he joined the robbery gang, the suspect revealed that “Wasiu taught me how to rob in traffic and I have mastered the act. I operate alone. Occasionally, when I run into like minds, we robbed whenever …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper