A 40-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Queen Victor, who sponsors a 2-man robbery gang, has been arrested alongside her stooges by the Lagos State Police command.
Parading the robbery suspects Monsuru Tiamiyu, 21, Jamiu Hammed, 20, and their sponsor, Queen Victor, 40, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi disclosed that the suspects use a tricycle as their operational vehicle to dispossess their victims, while posing as genuine transporters.
According to him, the suspects who usually operate along Ebute-Ero, Lagos Island and Apapa axis, usually abduct their passengers, take them to an isolated place and rob them of valuable items.
“There were two sets of robbers on parade today. The first set whose names are listed below, use a tricycle pretending to be genuine transporters. When people board the suspect’s Keke Marwa they take them to an isolated place and rob them of valuable items” he said.
Edgal also told newsmen that items recovered from the suspects include one tricycle with Reg No. BDG 318 AE, one Huawei android phone and one Itel android phone.
Monsuru and Jamiu who confessed to the crime, said that the Tricycle with which they use for the operation was given out to one of their friends on hire purchase basis, adding that they decided to use it for robbery operations because they believed it will earn them more money.
The suspects who alleged that Queen doesn’t go with them during their operation, however disclosed that receives the phones they rob and sponsors them for operations if they did not have money. According to them, they’ve used the tricycle to rob passengers on several occasions particularly at the boundary axis of Ajegunle.
Also paraded alongside the suspects was another gang of robbers, who specialize in breaking into people’s cars. They reportedly use a chemical agent which they pour on the window glass or windscreens to gain access into the car.