The Nigeria Police in Lagos State, yesterday, said that they have arrested an illegal arms dealer and one informant, who supply arms and ammunition to notorious robbery suspect, Abiodun Ogunjobi, aka, Godogodo. He has terrorised Lagos and other states in the South-West for 14-years.
Sources at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, where Godogodo is being held after his arrest on 1st August, 2013, intimated that the robbery king-pin has made more startling revelations after the arrest of his deputy Adegoke Kasali, who was nabbed by the Police in Ogun State. Five more AK 47 rifles and 40 fully loaded magazines have been recovered from the one-eyed robber who killed over 50 policemen during his reign of terror within the region.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said SARS operatives, led by SP Abba Kyari, took Godogodo, before Kasali, in Ogun State and made him confess to some of the high profile robberies he coordinated in various parts of Lagos, which include the black Sunday robbery of September 9, 2011, where several bureau de change operators were robbed of their hard earned monies including foreign currencies, while three policemen and several other civilians were killed in the encounter.
The source also added that sequel to Godogodo’s confession, 31-year-old, Mohammed Kabiru, who worked for him as an informant and 30-year-old Lawrence Okechukwu, a notorious armed robber and an arms dealer, were also arrested.
“Kabiru is the son of a rich bureau de change operator at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and on two occasions, he gave Godogodo information that led to the robbery of $350,000 and $30,000 from his father, while Okechukwu, took part in some high profile robberies in Lagos State, including the one at Victoria Garden City, VGC, Ajah, where two members of their gang were killed,” he said.