A 42-year-old Daniel Egwe who is also Chairman Celenca Community landlords association located along Badagry expressway, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for stealing and snatching cars.
According to Egwe who single-handedly hired security guards to keep watch in the community, while he is also an armed robber, he went into crime after some top Nigeria Customs officers defrauded him of over N4million.
“Yes, I went into crime after some Customs officers swindled me of N4m. I borrowed most of the money they stole and I needed to repay my creditors. I also joined crime because I had been dreaming and yearning to become chairman of the landlord association in our community.
I needed money for that. You have to lobby other landlords to vote for you. This included doling out money. I spent money on those landlords that voted for me.”
It was gathered that when operatives stormed the community to arrest Egwe, members of the community defended him, and almost prevented his arrest as they argued that he was too pious and honest to be a robber.
Police alleged that Egwe who was arrested alongside Bademosi Adebayo and Nnamdi Ariwodo, used proceeds from crime to build houses in the community.
A police source told The Sun;
“According to the community members, the suspect had contributed immensely to reduction of crime in the community. He single-handedly hired security guards to keep watch in the community. He hired guards to keep out armed robbers from the community, while he is also an armed robber.”