‘We get information about victims from prostitutes’ -Arrested robbers

Notorious 4-man gang which includes 27-year-old commercial bus driver based in Benue State, Monday Otupa and three others, Joseph Oriyan, 27, Basil Fabian 39 and Mike Onazi, 34, have been arrested for
armed robbery and car snatching in different parts of Nigeria, as they claimed they get information about their victims from prostitutes.

The suspects who revealed they have members in Lagos, Enugu, Benue and Port Harcourt who they call when they come to the states for operation, further revealed they operate in a Commando way and each member has specific role to play. They have mechanic, rewire, painter, and a member whose role is to perfect customs papers, vehicle number plates and good receivers.

An Ak47 ammunition among other dangerous weapons used by the suspects from Benue State during their operations, was recovered by Security operatives.
The Nation reports that when they operate in Abuja and Lagos, they would take the snatched cars to Port Harcourt to sell.

Innocent buyers address them as car dealers without car shops, yet they claimed to be buying the cars from Cotonou and other West African countries and abroad.

One of the gang members named Joseph (Joe) had been arrested more than three times, charged to court and remanded in prison and, at times convicted, yet, he always secures freedom to join his members.

Confessing to the crime, Monday said: “We used women prostitute to get information on how police are looking for us and the position of the victims after the operation.

We used to sleep in hotels that are not well patronized and located in a remote area and at times the owners of the hotels and their staff assist us with information and private accommodation for which we pay special money.”

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