The four suspected members of the dare devil gang that attacked two
commercial banks in Ikorodu on Monday have claimed responsibility of
other bank robberies recorded in Lagos this year. And also given a
detailed account of the operation.
The suspects – Monday Omoboye (39), aka Alarm Blow; Bright Agbojule
(25), Monday Ikuesan (37) and Promise Abiwa (20) were paraded by the
outgoing Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti.
Their arrest was sequel to the interception of one of the gang members
by soldiers who discovered that the hoodlum had mint notes with bank
seals on it.
Following a tip off by the soldiers in Ondo State to the Lagos CP, the four suspects were rounded up
with two Lexus Jeeps and an Infiniti jeep with registration numbers KRD29DA, 642DQ and EKY641DB respectively, recovered.
the suspects claimed that their 18-man gang, aside raiding banks in
Lekki, Ijede and Ebute (both in Ikorodu) also engaged in pipeline
vandalism and illegal bunkering.
Giving a detailed account on the operation, Agbojole who said they were
“small fries” in the gang, told reporters that their leaders were
Million and Kakado.
He claimed that he was contacted a week to the operation, adding that he obliged them because of poverty.
Agbojole said he was a Timber worker at Ebute Meta before joining the group.
Asked who the woman was that led the gang, Agbojole said:
“There was no woman in the group. Our leaders are Million and Kakado.
We planned the operation from Ishawo creeks. It was Milton and his men
who came to us and told us about the operation. Million brought guys
It was from the creeks that we planned the whole thing and this is my
first operation with them. I was among those who kept watch along the
road. I was given a Pump Action gun. We had eight guns and two Pump
I am a student of the College of Education, Ekiadolor. I did not follow
them to Lekki or any other robbery operations, but I know it was the
gang that attacked those banks.We left very early for the Ikorodu
operation and it was some of Million boys who went into the police
station, I did not go with them.
It was Million and Kakado who brought the dynamite used to open the bank
doors as well as the guns. They were the ones who also taught us how to
use the guns.
I do not know how much was gotten because it was the leaders who counted
and shared the money. My share was N2million from where I bought a
Lexus jeep at N1. 5million. I bought jerry can for my brother to start
illegal oil bunkering; gave my wife N30, 000 for her joint exam and also
gave my friends money.
I was arrested in Ikorodu where I live. My friend Akpan called me and I
didn’t know that it was because police was looking for me.”
Omoboye, a boat operator, in his testimony said he usually ferry the
gang to their operations. Omoboye disclosed that he had participated in
all the robberies, adding that he received N400,000 for the Lekki
robbery, N400,000 for Ijede and N2million for the Ogolonto attack,
He said the group usually lodge in areas close to their targets, noting that for the Lekki attack, they camped in Epe.
“We went to Epe area and lodged there. I was the boat operator and I
drove them in all the operations. I don’t usually leave the boat and
one or two men stay with me because the gang will contact them and they
will now alert me that it’s time to move.
I was contacted about one month after the Lekki operation and informed
of the Ijede attack, I got N400,000 each from Lekki and Ijede. But for
Ebute business, I was given N2million.
I was not the one they called on phone. It was one of their men before
we rode to the jetty side to carry them. My boat is a fibre boat. I
usually take them to the creeks in Ishawo but they don’t allow us close
to where they share money.
Our business in the creek is illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism and
armed robbery. That is what we do in Ishawo creeks. I took part in all
the robberies because I was their boat operator.
Yes I am married with five children, but my wife does not know what I am into,” he said.