Sales boy hire robbers to attack employer

The police in Lagos state has arrested three men – Ubajide Ebuka, Ifeanyi Okoye, and Ilebunam Emeka, who specialize in breaking into shops at the Mushin and Ladipo Auto Spare parts market in the state.

The suspects were arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, FSARS, following a tip off that they were allegedly breaking into a building material store to cart away valuables.

The police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, who paraded the suspects said the police recovered two guns and a cutter from the gang and are on the trail the fleeing member of the gang.

Ebuka, in his confession before newsmen at the state police headquarters on Friday claimed he had been to two robbery operations with the gang.

He revealed that Emeka hired them to rob his boss so they can make quick money.

Ebuka, 24, said “I am from Anambra state. I am a sales boy in Ladipo market. I met one Ekene while I was serving my master at the market. Last month, I asked Ekene how life was treating him and he said I should meet him at Isolo after the day’s job.

“I got to the spot where he was and I saw his friends with him. One of his friends called Chibuzor took us in his car for operation at Mushin where we broke into the shops and stole money. The second operation at Ladipo market was orchestrated by Emeka. We met at our usual spot at Isolo and Chibuzor asked Emeka what this job was. Emeka told him that he was helping his boss to sell building materials.

“Chibuzor said Emeka will take us to his master’s shop and that was how we got them. Chibuzor brought out the guns and the cutter but as we were about to attack the shop that night, police men came from nowhere and attacked us. Chibuzor and two other guys escaped but we were not lucky.”

On his part, Emeka blamed bad friends for luring him to the gang.

According to him, “My friends told me about attacking my boss’s shop. I felt there was money in the shop so I invited them to rob my boss. This is my first time. I felt there was money in the shop but we were arrested in the act and I regret my action.”
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