Police Nabs 4 Online Sales Robbers In Lagos

Police Nabs 4 Online Sales Robbers In Lagos
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested four suspects who specialises in deceiving sellers of expensive mobile phones and other goods, pretending to be online buyers and thereafter rob the sellers at the point delivery.
The suspects identified as Wilfred Ehis, 30; Bright Eloho, 24, Emeka Egbemedu, 22 and Olanrewaju Kamilu, 33 were said to have been arrested on Wednesday evening in a hotel around  New Site, Iba, Ojo, Lagos.
It was learnt that the gangs had on 7th march, 2017 shot one Sgt. Garba Kadiri, an RRS operative while attempting to evade arrest when they were tracked down by the officers in Pretty Street, Iyana School, LASU – Iyana Road.
The RRS operatives, working on reports from victims of the same robbery perpetrated by the gang, had tracked Ehis and his gang to a location in Iba, where the gang shot the officers before escaping.
According to Ehis, a Chemical Engineering graduate of Edo State University of Benin,  “what I do is shop online for expensive phones and goods. I request the sellers to make home delivery.
 “I would send the delivery address to the seller. When the seller gets to the address, he would call me and I would control my boys to go to the delivery address and rob the seller.”
He stressed, “that is my role. I shop online. Send the delivery address to the seller and make sure he is at the delivery address, then send the boys to collect the ordered items from him.
“I don’t follow them to the robbery scene. It is only Nurudeen, alias “Onyabo” that I know carry out the execution. I know he has a locally made short – gun. And, I am aware he had recruited other boys to join him in the robbery.
“All I do is stay in hotels. I don’t even go out at all. I am always indoor. They do the robbery, sell the phones and give me, my own share of the deal.”
He added that Nurudeen is always in hiding and doesn’t come out since SARS, Lagos picked up his closest friend last year.
“He is short in size and he sneaks into Lagos mostly at night through the creeks from Ogun State”, he disclosed.
Police Sources stated that Ehis has several gangs who do his runs for him, adding that he was into internet fraud and ATM point robbery.
The police added that, Ehis before his arrest stood at different ATM points in Igando, Ojo, Alaba and Apapa to monitor ATM users, who withdrew money, and  he would controlled his gangs, who operate on mostly on motor cycle(okada) to trail the person that withdraws money and collect the money from them.
After his arrest, about five victims from Computer Village in Ikeja have besieged RRS headquarters to give information about the operation of the gang.
The police at the RRS post in Alausa , Lagos said Items recovered from Ehis when he was arrested include a Tecno Cq phone, an LG 3 Phone; One I mobile phone; 2 Wrist watches, a Canon camera Eo87D; 1 neck lace, 1 Sony laptop, a rap of Indian Hemp and an ash colour Altima salon car, with the registration No. APP 493 EH.


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