Economic situation has also affected one chance business, everywhere is dry – Suspect arrested by RRS

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    One of the six suspects, of three different ‘One-Chance’ gangs, arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday has disclosed that the prevailing economic situation in the country has greatly affected one chance robbery operations.

    The suspect, Adeleke Rasaq, 24, was arrested along with his gang member, Lucky John, 22, in Abule Egba, Agbado-Oke Local Council Development Area.

    Adeleke, who resigned as a factory worker to join one-chance robbery gang, stated

    “we don’t make much money like before. The present economic condition in the country has greatly affected one-chance business. We have not been able to make much money, everywhere is dry.”

    The suspect added that

    “Frankly, we have not made much money since Monday. We have been sharing N20,000, N30,000 and N40,000. Unlike before, when I operate alone, I could make close to N150,000 daily. Now, business is so difficult.”

    He continued that,

    “I teamed up with Lucky because pickpocketing is not easy in Lagos these days. When you toil alone, you might not make much. It has not been easy working independently lately. So, we have to team up to make more money to survive… Both of us live in Badagry. Everyday, we come to Abule Egba, Agege, Fagba, Egbeda to operate. As soon as we made enough money, we would retire for the day.”

    Explaining how he joined the robbery syndicate, he revealed,

    “I resigned from the company I worked for when I noticed that a lot of my friends in Ajegunle, who were doing this kind of hustling were living better than a lot of Chief Executives. Every guy does this in Ajegunle. We don’t see it as a crime, it is called hustling.”

    The suspect also stated that,

    “I started following them out. It was in the process that …Read More

    Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog