“We formed our gang at an Indian Hemp joint under the Ijora Bridge.”
This was the statement that greeted these reporters , as they approached two suspected members of a robbery gang who were arrested by the Police in Lagos recently.
The suspects; Jolly Abienekpen, (30); and Olalekan Olumide (21) were reportedly arrested by policemen attached to Iponri Division on January 4, 2015, while dispossessing their victims who were returning from the National Theatre in Iganmu area of the state, of cash and other valuables.
Recovered from them were a locally made cut-to- size gun with four live cartridges.
In this interview with Crime Guard, Jolly Abienekpen, blamed his indulgence in crime to the demolition of his shop by the state government, an action he said made it difficult for him to fend for his wife and six-month -old child.