1st November, 2010
A 22-year old man, Seun Epebinu, has been arrested for alleged robbery, 48 hoursÂ after he left prison.
The native of Ondo, who resides with his parents at Omologede, Ogoloto in Ikorodu,Â Lagos State South West Nigeria, is now being interrogated by the police at OwutuÂ police station.
Seun, who had been in Badagry prison and regained freedom on 28 October, was said toÂ have gone to a beer parlour on 29 October, at Adeola Street, Owutu, where heÂ overheard the owner of the beer parlour discussing with a relative that she wasÂ going to purchase some turkey the following day with N300,000.
He allegedly informed members of his gang comprising Chinedu, Taye and Henry (theÂ gang leader) who also doubles as the gangâ€™s armourer.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Seun led other members of the gang to the place in that nightÂ and they successfully robbed the tenants.
According to Seunâ€™s confessional statement, the gang robbed Mr. and Mrs. OkunuÂ Omolara the sum of N300,000 and Mr. and Mrs. Oluwaseun also lost N415,000 to theÂ gang.
The robbers thereafter went to 1, Ajagba Street, where they robbed Mr. and Mrs. SikeÂ Ayo of the sum of N400,000 and recharge cards worth N150,000.
Seun after the robbery operations was said to be walking through the area theÂ following day when he was identified by his victims. They arrested and handed himÂ over to the police at Owutu station.
He confessed to the crime, saying he was struck with madness sometime ago and everÂ since he has not slept in his house for one day. He said it is either he findsÂ himself in the police cell or in the prison.
â€œI have been struck with madness. I have not slept in my house for one day. I eitherÂ sleep in the police cell or in the prison,â€ Seun said.
When P.M.NEWS contacted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of OwutuÂ police station, Mr. Monday Akpan, a Chief Suprintendent of Police, CSP, he declinedÂ to comment on the matter.
but referred our reporter to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO.