Gbenga Babatunde, 25, was arrested by the police operatives under the Lagos State Police Command as he tried to rob a lady who withdrew some amount of money around 5:48am at an ATM in Alaba Rago Market.
Following his arrest, the suspect confessed how his gang robbed about 35 ATM users in the area.
The police recovered a locally made short gun with two live cartridges, a First Bank Mastercard belonging to one Iweka Christopher Uchenna and a Diamond Bank debit card belonging to one Nkechi Esther Idoko, from the suspect after his arrest.
The suspect confessed that his 28 year old accomplice identified as Samson Baba Ramadan, who is currently on the run, was the one who introduced him to the crime.
“I have been in the crime since I met my colleague, Samson Baba Ramadan. I met him at Field Joint, Alaba, two years ago and since then we have been working together,” he said
“We have robbed about 35 people together. We would have gotten to the ATM point by 4:00 a.m. We would hide inside the shop that is not open beside the ATM point.” He added.
“The last money we collected was N40, 000. Yesterday, we collected N12, 500.”
“This morning, we wanted to collect money from a lady. That lady ran away. We thought she had gone, not knowing that she went to inform RRS. This was around 5:00 a.m. They pursued us and arrested me but my partner escaped.
“I don’t go home. I sleep in Osankwa Hotel, Alaba Rago. It is only whenever I don’t have money that I go home. I have no wife and no child.”