Nathaniel Peters, 28, was arrested near Abule Egba Fly Over by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command for robbery last Saturday after being caught with stolen items.
The RRS officers stationed close to the bridge in response to a distress call by a lady who was robbed of her belongings and wounded around 5:00 a.m. in the area, noticed Peter running away from the area.
PoliticsNGR learned that after a hot pursuit, he was arrested. The victim said Peters wasn’t the guy that robbed her but a laptop, two men’s wrist watches and two handsets were recovered from him.
After series of questioning, Peters opened up that he was coming from a nightclub somewhere around Ikeja where he had dispossessed drunk clubbers of the items.
He added that he had been visiting nightclubs particularly those in Ikeja to break into parked vehicles and rob sleeping/drunk clubbers of their valuables.
He said, ‘I have been in this business since 2016. My friend, Sheriff introduced me to it. We were both butchers at the Agege Abattoir. At a point, he ran away after absconding with his boss’s N170,000:00.
I ran into him a few months later and he invited me to join him visiting nightclubs in the metropolis to rob clubbers. He told me it was very lucrative. I have discovered too that its better than my butcher job at Abattoir.
He went further, ‘we start operations around 3:30 am when club activities are winding down and clubbers are beginning to doze off. We rob those standing alone, sleeping in the car and those that are drunk.
We take valuables from clubbers. We break into cars too. When clubbers are drunk, they hardly feel our hands removing their valuable from their pockets and body’.
‘We have a style of removing their gold rings while they are asleep.
We sell the valuables to a friend, who takes them to Ghana to resell. But now, I operate alone’, he added.