A Twenty-year-old notorious armed robbery suspect, Ahmed Lateef, who has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command, was at the weekend arrested in Oshodi by men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while returning from a night robbery operation in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
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, where two motorcycles and other personal effects were stolen by his gang, confessed to have participated in countless operations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun states.
The suspect, who is from Osogbo in Osun State, added that he participates in two robbery operations twice a week in company of Enu-Ose, his other gang member.
Lateef, who is also an ex-convict, disclosed that they went to Kuto area of Abeokuta to burgle a computer and phone retail outlet. He was arrested with a motorbike carrying the registration number of OGUN MEK 339 WM, which he also confessed to have been stolen in Kuto area of Abeokuta.
Lateef revealed that Enu-Ose, his accomplice, who is an indigene of Abeokuta, provided information to the gang about the computer-dealing outlet and he also led three other suspects to the Ejigbo robbery, where they carted away two tricycles and two motorcycles among other personal effects.
When further quizzed, the 20-year-old suspect stated that for every stolen item such as jewelries, phones, motorcycles and laptops, there is always a ready buyer and that his gang 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 the Lagos State Task Force for prosecution.