One of the six suspects, of three different 'One-Chance' gangs, arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday has disclosed that the prevailing economic situation in the country has greatly affected one chance robbery operations, Punch reports.
The suspect, Adeleke Rasaq, 24, was arrested along with his gang member, Lucky John, 22, in Abule Egba, Agbado-Oke Local Council Development Area.
Adeleke, who resigned as a factory worker to join one-chance robbery gang, stated:
“John and I lived in Badagry. Every day, we go to Abule Egba, Agege, Fagba, Egbeda to operate. As soon as we make enough money, we retire for the day.
I teamed up with John because picking people’s pockets is not easy. We had to team up to make more money to survive.
We don’t make much money like before. The present economic condition in the country has greatly affected ‘one-chance’ robbery; everywhere is dry."
"Since Monday, we have been sharing N20,000, N30,000 and N40,000. Before, when I operate alone, I could make close to N150,000. Now, things are difficult.
It has been six years since I joined this gang. We don’t call it robbery, we call it hustling. This government has made things difficult for us as our business is no longer booming as before.”