A 20-year old notorious armed robbery suspect, Ahmed Lateef, who has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command, was arrested in Oshodi by men of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while returning from an all-night robbery operation in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The suspect, Ahmed Lateef, a.k.a ‘Ajona’ who has been on the Police wanted list since April, 2017, for a robbery operation in Ejigbo area of Lagos was arrested yesterday, Saturday, August 12, 2017.
The Police launched a search for the suspect following his involvement in a robbery where two motorcycles and other personal effects were stolen by him and his gang.
Upon his arrest, the suspect confessed to have participated in countless robbery operations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States. The suspect added that he participates in two robbery operations twice a week in company of Enu – Ose, his other gang member.
Lateef revealed that Enu-Ose, a member of his gang who is an indigene of Abeokuta, provided information to the gang about a computer dealing outlet and he also led three other suspects to the Ejigbo robbery, where they carted away two tricycles and two motorcycles amongst other personal effects.
When quizzed further, the 20-year old suspect stated that for every stolen item such as jewelries, phones, motorcycles and latptos; there is always a ready buyer and that his robbery gangs usually hire metal cutters in Mushin for N10,000 per operation.
While pleading for mercy, he listed other gang members as Noah, Segun, Lekan, Ishan – Idi, Rilwan, Shile, Ege and Jandor while two of his gang members, Seyi Adebayo (26) and Saheed Funsho (23) alongside two receivers of stolen items have been moved to Lagos State Taskforce for prosecution.