We Planed To Quit Robbery, But We Were Caught – 19 Year Old Gang Leader

19-year-old leader of a four -man -armed rob­bery gang, Ahmed Aki­nade, has disclosed that they had concluded plans to quit armed robbery because of the high risk involved before they were suddenly arrested.
Akinade and two of his gang members were recently arrest­ed by the police.
He, however, lamented that their late boss who recruited them into the armed robbery business told them that rob­bery was one of the easiest way to get rich, which he later dis­covered that it was not so.
‘’I was a driver at Badagry road and Taiwo (a member of the gang) was my conductor. I initially learnt carpentry at Osogbo but when I came to Lagos there was no carpen­try work, I therefore started as a conductor before I learnt driving while Taiwo was a me­chanic who helped me repair my bus.
“We later became friends. One day I met my late boss who was my senior at the place I learnt carpentry work and he introduced me to robbery,” he said.
The armed robbery gang leader who regretted his in­volvement in the deadly act, said that he was further de­ceived by the riches his former boss had acquired.
“Indeed he was rich with a fine jeep and a house at Agba­ra, Ogun side of Lagos. I was happy that he had offered to help me. He asked me to bring another person and I quickly called Taiwo. We started and the first day was interesting as I was given N25,000 cash. Un­fortunately, the man later died in a robbery operation and I took over the headship since I was the one who brought oth­er members of the gang into the business.
“ We later changed to pick­ing pocket because nobody was bringing job for us and we did not have guns. We re­sorted to the using cutlass,’’ he explained.

Source: BreakingTimes


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