Pregnant Mother, 7 Others Paraded For Robbery

The Lagos robbery suspects

The Lagos robbery suspects


Jamiu Yisa

The Nigerian police command in Lagos State has paraded a three-month old pregnant woman alongside a seven-man armed robbery gang who confessed to the alleged killing of two police officers attached to the Iju-Ishaga Police Station last October.

The police also recovered from the suspects: two AK-47 rifles with numberd 56-2-5012375 and 07015493 with two AK-47 Magazines fully loaded; one automatic pump action gun; four locally made pistol and 135 live cartridges with their operational vehicle one Ash Colour Hyundai Tucson Jeep with registration number MUS 350 BG in Egbeda area of Lagos.

Among the suspects paraded on Monday was Olubaba, an accomplice of the dare-devil armed robbery kingpin, Godogodo .

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The suspects were arrested on Sunday after an exchange of fire with the SARS operatives .

Taiwo Obafunso, 28, the pregnant woman and mother of a teenager told journalists that she unknowingly got involved with the robbers because one of them had at various times given her monetary gifts.

Others arrested included: Ife Olubaba, 29; Saheed Wasiu, 23; Odelade Kabiru, 23; ,Segun Idowu, 20; Wasiu Rafiu, 23; Wasiu Sonni, 26; and Taiye Agege (now deceased) were paraded on Monday for also wounding four policemen.