An arrested armed robbery suspect has confessed that he and his gang members spend all their loots of prostitutes.
According to Okolie, he and members of his gang could not use the money they made from their operations for anything tangible as they spent everything on commercial sex workers and expensive clothes.
“We spend all our money on prostitutes and nice clothes so as to pass as big boys in our area.
My friend, Chukwuemeka, lured me into robbery. I saw him dolling out money to some friends at a beer parlour last year. We all call him big boy because he could pay as much as N30, 000 to N50, 000 for drinks at a sitting.
When I went to him to show me the way, he told me what he was into but said he had never killed anybody. I decided to join him because of hardship. If not for the harsh condition, I would not be standing here today.
The first time I went with them, we burgled a tile shop. We do not steal goods because one will easily be arrested. What we do is to go for the cash.
Traders usually keep cash in their shops. They have an inbuilt safe in their shop where they keep money. At the end of the first operation, three of us got N550, 000 each.
The gang leader got the largest share. Out of my share, I bought a fairly used car for N200, 000. I bought some new clothes and kept the rest at Motilado hotel in Isolo."
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"I want the Federal Government to come to the aid of idle youths by providing us work to do to earn a living just as it is being done elsewhere in the world. If I can get something to keep me busy, I won’t go into robbery," the suspect said.