Chimezie Stephen Osuagwu, a robbery suspect has confessed during an interrogation by men of the Special Anti Squad (SARS) Lagos State Police that he was invited by his friend, Austin Chukwuemeka who worked in a firm to carry out attack and snatch workers salary.
Chimezie was arrested in February 28, 2015 by policemen from Ajah Police Division and transferred to SARS after a failed robbery attack on a firm known as Four Brothers Company in Ajah .
It was gathered that Austin, an insider hinted Chimezie that the accountant to the company had gone and withdrew some money for workers’ salary and invited Chiemezie for the robbery.
The suspects reportedly accosted the accountant with Chimezie wielding a gun while Austin led him into the office of the accountant.
Confessing, Chiemzie, 34, from Azawa Obiato, Iseke in Mba Itolu, Imo State said: “I live in Shapati area of Ajah, Lagos. I worked as a waiter at Royal Bliss Hotel and earn N18, 000 per month. I was arrested for armed robbery. My friend, Chukwuemeka Austin, who wanted to resign from where he was working and go back to his village in Enugu State, invited me to rob the company of the workers’ monthly salary. I borrowed the gun from a hunter in Contonou. My friend told me that the money was between N2 and N3 million. I agreed because he said we will share the money 50-50. The knives were recovered from his house. We had only one cartridge inside the gun. This is my first time of going for robbery”.
Confirming the arrest, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed while effort is on to arrest the fleeing accomplice.