Two members of a robbery gang terrorising residents of Satellite Town, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Monday, disclosed that the gun they used for operations had no bullet in it.
The suspects, Nwulu and Danjuma, told newsmen when they were paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal at the State Command, Ikeja, that they used the locally-made pistol to scare their victims.
According to the suspects, “Our gun has no bullet in it. But we were only using it to intimidate our victims. On the day we were arrested, we snatched a bag containing a laptop from a man and before we could escape from the scene, the police showed up.”
Police commissioner, Edgal, told journalists during the parade that the Command, on receiving intelligence report on activities of the gang, which specialised in phone snatching, deployed operatives at the Satellite Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Audu Ibrahim.
According to him, the operatives made a breakthrough when it received a report that the bandits had successfully robbed a resident of his laptop at gunpoint.