Residents of Ebute Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos were Monday held in bewilderment as a co-tenant in the neighbourhood reportedly organised an armed robbery gang to rob his neighbour.
The suspect, identified as Seun Hammed Olayinka (a.k.a D J Shy) was alleged to have organised his gang members to rob a co-tenant named Omotoyosi Bello at their residence located at 32 Ajose Street, Ebute Ikorodu.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Edgal Imohimi who made the disclosure at a press briefing on Monday, said the gang attacked the victim on 9th of August 2018, at about 8.30pm and dispossessed her of an IPhone valued at
One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only (N150,000.00).
While Hammed, the mastermind of the attack escaped, luck ran against three members of the gang who took part in the robbery attack as they were arrested by the command’s raider team.
Edgal hinted that the arrest was made through painstaking investigation conducted by the raider team following complaint by the victim to the police.
He identified the arrested suspects to include Solomon Jacob 29 years;
Ifeanyi Chifalue 32 years; and
Akinola Micheal 24 years.
The commissioner added that one English revolver pistol and three live ammunition were recovered from the suspects including the stolen
He said all the suspects will be charged to court soon.
His words, “When I ask you the question, do you know your neighbour? Usually at the end of every press briefing, it isn’t just a mere word rather it is a question we must ask ourselves all the time.
If Omotoyosi Bello ‘f’ knew that her neighbour and co-tanent at no 32 Ajose Street, Ebute Ikorodu, by name Seun Hammed Olayinka ‘m’ alias ‘DJ Shy’ is a member of an armed robbery gang, perhaps she might have given him up to the police. But unfortunately for her, the said Seun, a Disc Jockey (DJ) organized a 3-man-armed robbery gang to attack and rob her of her Iphone valued One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only (N150,000.00) on the 9th of August, 2018 at about 8:30pm.
However, through painstaking investigation conducted by the Command’s raider team, three of the robbers who took part in the operation were arrested and the Iphone recovered. While the said Seun Hammed Olayinka, a co-tenant to the victim, who staged the robbery is currently at large.