How we rob night crawlers, by suspect
“I ran into my friend and he invited me to join him visiting night clubs in the metropolis to rob clubbers. He told me it was very lucrative. I have discovered too that it is better than my butcher job at abattoir.”
These were the words of a robbery suspect arrested by operatives of Rapid Response squad (RRS) on Saturday.
Nathaniel Peters, 28, was arrested in Abule-Egba, Lagos while RRS operatives were searching for another robber, who stabbed a woman after dispossessing her of her mobile phone.
The officers, who stay near Abule-Egba Roundabout, heard a woman screaming for help around 5:20a.m.
A statement by RRS said Peters, who was returning from a night club in Ikeja around 5 a.m., was nabbed while trying to escape.
On interrogation, he said he was coming from a night club in Ikeja where he had dispossessed clubbers of their laptop, phones and wrist watches.
Items found on him include a laptop, three mobile phones, two wristwatches. The injured woman confirmed it was not Peter that robbed her.
According to RRS, the suspect said he had been visiting night clubs particularly those in Ikeja to rob.
The RRS quoted him as saying: “I have been in this business since 2016. My friend, Sheriff introduced me to it. We were both butchers at the Agege Abattoir. At a point, he ran away after absconding with his boss’ N170,000.
“I ran into him few months later and he invited me to join him visiting night clubs in the metropolis to rob clubbers. He told me it was very lucrative. I have discovered too that it is better than my butcher job at abattoir. We start operation around 3:30 a.m., when club activities are winding down and clubbers are beginning to dose off. We rob those standing alone, sleeping in cars and those that are drunk.
“We take their valuables from them. We break into cars too. When clubbers are drunk, they hardly feel our hands removing their valuables from their pockets and bodies. We have a style of removing their gold rings while they are asleep. We sell the valuables to a friend, who takes them to Ghana to resell. But now, I operate alone.”
Police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent (SP) said the case had been transferred to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).