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Ajibola Alao, 29, a member of a one-chance gang arrested
by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police
Command, has disclosed that his failure to heed his late mother’s advice not to
steal other peoples’ sweat caused his arrest.

Alao was chased and arrested on Thursday afternoon during
one of his routine operations in Oshodi after dispossessing their lone
passenger of his two phones and the sum of N60,000:00.

But instead, Alao and his accomplices, armed with an
alternative plan did not stop at Oshodi Under Bridge for him to alight. Citing the presence of LASTMA at that Bus Stop, they
pretended they ascending the bridge towards Oshodi Oke, it was at this point
they dispossessed Asotie of his two mobile phones (Blackberry Passport and
Samsung) and his wallet containing N60,000:00 before forcing him to alight
while the vehicle was in motion. According to Asotie, 24:

“After throwing me out in
motion, they threw N100:00 fare beside me on the road, perhaps, for me to find
my way back home. But, I didn’t give up, I chased the danfo bus…. Fortunately,
I sighted RRS vehicle, Response 091 and I quickly alerted them and they chased
the vehicle to a halt. They arrested Alao, who took all I had on me but the
driver and the conductor abandoned their vehicle and escaped. All they took from me were found on him and
some additional phones, which he disclosed to the police they took from
previous victims of their one-chance operations.”

Alao, in his confessional statement, admitted been be
part of a three man one-chance gang and that the two additional phones in his
possession belonged to two previous victims of their operation in Oshodi. He stated:

“I have been in the business of one-chance
since 2015. At a point, I stopped and began pickpocketing, joining buses to
Sango, Agege, Oshodi, Apapa and disembarking whenever I had fleeced commuters
of their phones and money…. At a time, I was arrested in Mushin Olosa Police
station. My mum, who was very ill and on admission in an hospital at that time
was brought to see me in a chattered car in detention…. She pleaded with the
officers and secured my bail. She warned me repeatedly never to take other
peoples’ sweat.” 

She told me that if I have been using other peoples’ sweat
to foot her hospital bills, I should stop it forthwith. She insisted that if I
want to live long, I should stop stealing from people. She added that the
consequences would be too severe for me if I go back again. Few weeks after the
incident, she died,” he disclosed.

He continued:

 “I did it then because I needed N140, 000 to
pay my house rent. At this time, I got more than that from a week’s operation
but I didn’t stop then. Now, I went back into it to help raise funds for my
siblings so that they won’t follow the same path…. I am the first child and the
breadwinner of the family. Since the death of my mother, I have been taking
care of my brothers. That was my promise to my mum before her death…. Most of
my colleagues in the business were arrested by RRS last year. Few ones who were
not arrested relocated to other states.”

Confirming the development, the State’s Police Public
Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, SP. Dolapo Badmos, said that the
Command will not rest on its oars in nipping in the bud criminal activities in
the state.

The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal
Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for further investigation.

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