A seven-man robbery gang led by a lady, Chioma Ezekwesiri a Law graduate from the University of Lagos, has been arrested along with six other members of her gang by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Lagos while attempting to rob Bolatito Hotel, Kola Bus Stop, Ijaiye, Lagos.
The alleged mastermind and ringleader, Chioma confessed she arranged for the guns with Raymond Chukwuka, a.k.a. Stubborn. They were to be used for the operation, which she claimed was a land matter, whereas the police said that their mission was allegedly to rob a male customer of the hotel, who sells fertilizer, of about N8 million.
According to P.M News reports, other suspected members of the gang are: Amadi Igwe, 41, Raymond Chukwuka, 24, Ignatius Okeredi, 27, Michael Madu, 52, and Okechukwu Jerome, 28, and a yet-to-be identified member who is now on the run.
The alleged robbery operation, according to the police, was foiled by some staff of the hotel, who promptly made a distress call to SARS operatives.
The law enforcement agents were said to have surrounded the hotel, and later searched all its occupants. It was in the process that two locally made guns and 12 live ammunition were recovered from the robbery suspects.