An armed robbery suspect says his arrest by police was made possible because his charms failed him.
An armed robbery suspect arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos Police Command, Dosumu Sadiq, 21, has confessed that the charms he and his gang depended on failed them during the operation that got them into trouble.
Sadiq, the second in command of the gang, and two other members of the gang, Adebayo Moses and Ibikunle Samson, were busted by the police along the Lagos-Badagry expressway at Magbon, Oko-Afo, Ile-Epo area of the state, where they had gone to rob.
Sadiq who claimed to be the one who procures the charms for the gang for protection and to prevent arrest, told newsmen during a parade at the SARS premises in Ikeja, said that their arrest was possible because their charms failed to protect them that day.
Sadiq narrated his involvement in crime:
“I live at 27 Itaki Street, Araromi, I am an indigene of Awori in Lagos state, I was introduced into robbery by my friend, Abbey.
Abbey and I attended Araromi Ilogbo Secondary School, in Oko-afo. Immediately I completed my secondary education in 2009, I became an apprentice to an aluminium fabricator.
I have completed my apprenticeship. I went into robbery to raise money for my freedom. My parents are divorced and I live with my mother. I am the second child of the family. My parents do not know I am into robbery.
I started robbery August 2014, and I have participated in about four operations. My grandfather is a native doctor; I learnt how to make charms through him. I made charms for members of the gang.
The charms were for protection during operations and to prevent security operatives from arresting us. We have been to several successful robbery operations. But on the day we were arrested, the charms failed us."