would be arrested in Lagos.
Ogunleye explained that he met Effiong in February 2019 in Oke-koto, Agege, adding that their discussions on how to survive the harsh economic realities made them to team up.
He said before he met Effiong, he had been operating alone in Ibafo and Mowe, adding, “I don’t rob or burgle houses and boutiques every day. Whenever I have money, I buy second-hand clothes from the Katangowa Market and sell them in Ijora, Lagos.”
The suspects said whenever they wanted to rob, they would converge on Kara, Ogun State, before going to Ibafo around 11pm to hang around the area before striking their targets around 1am.
On their last operation in Ibafo, he said, “We hid in the bush till around 2am before we could gain access to the house. We used a crossbar to shift the burglary before we could enter. We were with the occupants of the house till around 5am.
“We collected five mobile phones, N4,000 and a motorcycle. We were in Oshodi when the RRS motorcycle riders intercepted and arrested us in the morning.”
It was gathered that three of their victims had identified the suspects at the RRS headquarters. One of them, a teenager, revealed that the suspects spent more than five hours with her and her younger sister, while their parents were away.
She stated that the robbers carried all her mother’s jewellery, clothes and two flat screen televisions before escaping.
The police have also arrested one Chinedu Onyema for receiving stolen goods from the suspects.
Onyema was said to have gone to the RRS office in Oshodi with N30,000 to bribe the policemen to release the suspects and he was promptly arrested.
The operatives recovered seven mobile phones, N4,000 and a motorcycle with number plate GGE 962 QN from the suspects.
Onyema confessed to being the receiver of the stolen items, adding that he bought mobile phones and electronics from the suspects.