Policeman gave us guns – Suspected robber confesses

The police in Lagos arrested a five-man robbery gang led by a fake policeman in the Abbatoir, Agege area of the state on Sept 28th.

The fake policeman, who identified himself as 58 year old Joel Ojo, said the guns and the police Identity Card recovered from the gang were given to him by a friend who is a policeman.

The alleged gang members, were arrested during a stop and search at about 11pm that day. Rifles, 2 pistols , a police ID and uniform were recovered from the car.

Ojo, claimed he was taking the rifles for repair, and said the reason he had the handguns was because he was a security man and used the guns for security work, and not robbery.

He said:

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“We were arrested at about 11pm for driving against the traffic. The guns were in my car and I was taking them for repair. I am not the owner of the guns. I started to use the police I.D. card and the guns early this year. I work as a security man.

“Just assist me. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Kokumo, ordered our arrest.

“We were taken to SARS. As I speak with you, I am having headache and I cannot speak too much. It was one of my police friends who gave me the I.D. card and the guns.

He is my friend; he is a CSP. He had also worked as a Divisional Police Officer. He knew I was a security man and he said I should have them.

His name is CSP Muhammed attached to the Force headquarters, Abuja.”

A police source said that the gang’s vehicle was impounded at the Abbatoir Police Division, while the CSP whom the gang claimed to know, has been called for questioning.

He said:

“They are actually a robbery gang. It was because it was DCP Kokumo who arrested them that the guns were discovered.

“They were driving against the traffic in the Abbatoir area when the DCP’s boys stopped them for a search.

In the end, two pump-action rifles and two pistols were found in the vehicle. The DCP immediately ordered that the vehicle be kept in Abbatoir division.

“The police officer they named has been called for questioning. Everybody was shocked that he had a strong link with the robbery gang.”



  1. Its been long suspected that Policemen are accomplices in most of this robberies. Maybe its time its proved. Weldone to the police boys that arrested them.

  2. Very sad if actually police men are responsible for their arms. I thought there was #Change already in d system?!… If what am reading is true then #ThisChange is far fatched..

  3. The man is claiming to be a security man. How on hell do u conclude they are robbery gang when u have not conducted any form of investigation.

  4. Nigerians can be very stupid and unreasonable,were they caught robbing?d man said they are security men so wait until d court decides or its drawn to a logical conclusion b4 u rain aspertions on dem cuz of people like y’all datz why our country is like diz.God forbid!!

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