A robbery suspect has been apprehended in Lagos after his own charm caused him to faint when it touched his body.
A suspected robber, who is a member of a four-man gang, Nnamdi Onu, could not believe his eyes when the charm he used for his operations turned out to be his nemesis as he slumped and passed out when the charm hit his body while on an operation at Anthoy Village in Lagos State.
According to the State Police Command, Onu and his gang specialised in attacking commuters at Anthony Bus Stop. They dispossessed them of cash and and other valuable items until he met his waterloo on Friday, July 15, following a foiled operation when he and his gang resumed for their operation at the bus stop at about 5.45am.
Immediately they began robbing commuters waiting to board buses to their respective destinations but at about 7am, the report continued, the gang snatched a bag from a lady and as they were fleeing the scene, Onu was chased down and apprehended by a mob.
He was alleged to have brought out the charm from his pocket and attempted to hit anyone, who dare get close to him but as the crowd retreated, Onu inevitably hit himself with the amulet. He fell on the ground and passed out at the impact.
He was arrested on the spot by policemen and in his confession, the Junior Secondary School (JSS2) drop out said:
“I was lured into morning raid by my friend, Wasiu. I used to be a private guard at a site in Ogun State. The charm was meant for protection, in case of any attack by intruders. If used on anyone, the person will faint but won’t die.
There are some that can cause an opponent to run mad, but I decided to use this because I did not want anybody’s blood to be on my head. Wasiu only invited me to come to Anthony Bus Stop, but he did not tell me he was going for an operation."
"When I saw them snatching bags from female victims in particular, I could not turn back because I was afraid he could harm me. I have brought shame to my father, who has already made arrangement for me to start apprenticeship in fashion designing by Monday (today).
I could not conclude my secondary education due to the demise of my mother, who was solely responsible for my education.”