An armed robbery suspect has told police that he specialized in raping and robbing prostitutes.
An armed robbery suspect identified as Ifeanyi Chizoba, has confessed to the Lagos State Police Command that he specializes in drugging commercial sex workers and traders, before raping and robbing them of their possessions.
The 29-year-old Anambra State born Chizoba, who is a member of a two-man gang, was nabbed while he and his partner identified as Aloysius, went to a shop in Festac town to operate.
When they got there, the allegedly blew a powdery substance said to contain poison wrapped in a handkerchief, into the air, causing the shop owner and his sales people, to go to sleep.
Immediately they shop owners fell unconscious, Chizoba and his partner went to the safe and looted it.
But luck ran out on them when the effect of the drug wore off on the shop owner who woke up as they were about to carry a machine out of the shop. The man raised an alarm which attracted other residents and shop owners and as they tried to escape, Chizoba was arrested while Aloysius managed to escape.
But for the arrival a police team from the Festac Division who rescued him, Chizoba would have been lynched by the angry mob.
In his confession to the police, the suspect disclosed that he had been into the act since 2012, disclosing that his main target were commercial sex workers and had robbed over 100 of them.
“My friend, Obi, introduced me to it in 2012. Then, our targets were traders at Alaba International Market.
We would buy sachets of Actifed and Lexotan tablets, grind them together and put them inside pure water, which we produced ourselves.
We would then board a bus going to Alaba, with the traders, from Mile Two. Then, we would call a sachet water hawker, who, unknown to the traders, are members of our gang. We would buy a sachet and give the hawker N20, who would say he has no N10 to balance us.
We would offer the trader beside us a sachet to make up for our balance. After drinking the water, the trader would fall asleep. We would then alight at Agboju bus-stop and carry the trader’s goods, pretending to be the real owners.
From there, we concentrated on prostitutes. We would rape them and rob them after drugging them.”