Sadiq Yunusa, who was arrested for raiding a night club with intent to rob, has said he was trying to raise money to perfect the bail conditions of his gang member, a Kirikiri Prisons inmate.
Yunusa, 25, of Oluwalogbon Street, Somolu, Lagos, was arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command around 2:45am on Wednesday at a night club in Igbobi.
Yinusa, from whom a locally made shot gun, 4 live cartridges, a socket wrench, a chisel and a plier, were recovered from after shooting the night club supervisor, said Prince Chika, currently serving prison sentence in for robbery, called him last week to help him gather money to secure his freedom from prison.
“I have visited him in the prison a week ago and he had called me from prison to appeal for my assistance. He gave me the location of this gun and some of the arms he used.
“He has assured me to pay back within the first few weeks of regaining freedom. I retrieved all these arms from the bush where he kept them before heading for the operation”.
“He told me that he bought the gun in Anambra State for a sum of N5000. Yesterday was the first day I would fire a gun during an operation.
“Everybody had already left the club in Morocco Road, Igbobi when I scaled the fence. I saw the supervisor, and at gun – point I requested for his wallet.
I felt he was wasting time, so, I shot him but he dodged it and raised alarm. I was escaping when I ran into a patrol team of RRS men responding to distress noise”, he explained.
Yunusa also said he had been a pickpocket and a burglar before he joined a robbery gang. He said he broken into three houses in the area and collected laptops, phones and jewellery, which he sold to one Adamu Jubril.
He also revealed that one Korede Baki, 22, was in charge of withdrawing money from stolen ATM cards.
Jubril, who has since been arrested, admitted to buying stolen items from Yinusa. He said he had been in business with him for over six months. He added that he had bought over 15 mobile phones from him. He gave the price of laptops as N30,000 each.
Zubairu Muazu, the Commissioner of Police, urged Lagosians to get to know their neighbours, saying that policing would be more effective if every citizen took it as a responsibility.