Robbery suspect recounts how his twin brother forced him into crime


Taiwo Ojomo, a 29-year-old armed robbery suspect has told operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari how his twin brother Kehinde Ojomo, introduced him into crime.


The suspect who is now cooling his heels in police net said that his twin brother, Kehinde (both of a retired soldier) forced him into his crime gang ten years ago after their father’s death.

According to Taiwo in his confessional statement, Taiwo said that he now heads his own gang, having grown through the ranks in his twin brother’s gang that operated within and outside Lagos.

He said; “Our style of robbery is one of the oldest in the history of crime. We operate using commercial buses also known as ‘one chance. While at times we hijack vehicles for operation and after which we abandon it by the roadside.

“My twin brother, Kehinde, forced me into his gang. That was 10 years ago after our father’s death.

“After several successful robberies, we decided to go our separate ways. Not because we had issues but because we do not want to be arrested together.

“As a barrack boy, I reside close to Ikeja cantonment while my mother works with Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). I am a driver. I was relaxing in a hotel at Idimu with my twin brother, Ojomo Kehinde planning how to stage another armed robbery when we were arrested by operatives of IRT.

“As a bus driver, we normally rob passengers early in the morning or late at night. Our gang member will be on the bus or we will pick them along the way.

“We use the camouflage found in our possession during operation at least to fool passengers.

“We operate along the lonely Lagos – Abeokuta expressway, or LASY- Igando route. At times we go to Ikorodu road.  The highest that I have made is N100, 000,’’ he said.


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