Victoria Momidu, and other members of her gang have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos state Command, Ikeja.
The 26 year old, said she was into prostitution but had to stop six months ago because she was not making enough money.
She said: “I was hustling before I met Okokawon, who is my boyfriend. He told me to join his gang.”
According to a police source, Victoria and her gang had robbed some passengers along the Mile 2- Badagry Expressway as they operate from private cab.
She said said that it all started some months ago when a member of the gang, Okolawon approached her on the need to join the gang.
“I ran away from my husband’s house in February, abandoning my three children in the process. I came to Lagos to hustle soon after I left my husband and children in Benin. It was a lady I met inside a commercial bus at Mile 2 Motor Park that introduced me to prostitution. She took me to where she was leaving in a hotel at Seme. I later joined other ladies in the act.
“I was making between N2000 and N3,000 per night anytime I have a customer, who will take me home for the night. This was what I was doing, until I met Okokawon. He came to the hotel where I was staying along with some friends to drink. He later asked me if I will spend the night with him,” she said.
She explained that it was at their third outing that Okolawon started picking passengers with his car, a thing which he had not done in her presence before.
According to her, Okolawon picked up four passengers who were going to Badagry. Suddenly, another car stopped and the occupants of the car jumped out armed with dangerous weapons. They collected all cash and valuables that were in possession of the passengers.
The suspect alleged that at first she was afraid, but that she later discovered that they were Okokawon’s armed robbery gang and that it was a planned attack.
She said: “I was not given anything the first day out with the gang since it was my first experience. I discovered that I was only used to deceive passengers to board the car. The second time out I was given N10,000 after the operation. Outside cash, Okolawon goes with all phones collected from victims.”
Cornelius Kayode Aderanti, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, who confirmed the report, said that before their arrest, the suspects, had earlier robbed some traders and one of the victims, who took down the vehicles’ numbers, had reported the attack at the Ojo Police Station.
Aderanti said the case was handed over to a female police inspector, who while investigating the matter fell victim to the gang. She was stripped naked before her valuables and cash were taken by the gang.
He stated further that the gang were sighted by the female Police Inspector around Alaba Rago bus stop area on Mile 2 -Badagry expressway. The Police boss added that effort was ongoing to arrest the other members of the gang.