Robber arrested with 3-barrel gun claiming political thug

February 11, 2015 7:11 am
Reports Ajibola’s was accused of stealing motorcycles and shooting
one of the owners when accosted. The triple barrel gun was said to have
been recovered from him.

 Ajibola, an indigene of Iseyin town, admitted that the gun was found on
him but said that it was meant for his current job as a political thug,
not robbery. He added that his accusers were only trying to implicate
him because of his criminal past.

The suspect arrested with a Ghana-made triple barrel gun in Iseyin town,
, (32) a.k.a. Scorpion, has denied the
allegation of motorcycle stealing brought against him, saying that he
turned a new leaf after his last arrest and was working as a political
thug when he was arrested.

Crime Reports Ajibola’s was accused of stealing motorcycles and shooting
one of the owners when accosted. The triple barrel gun was said to have
been recovered from him.

 Ajibola, an indigene of Iseyin town, admitted that the gun was found on
him but said that it was meant for his current job as a political thug,
not robbery. He added that his accusers were only trying to implicate
him because of his criminal past.

In an interview with Crime Reports,
Ibrahim, who said he left prison about six months ago, disclosed that
he was an ardent marijuana smoker and started taking the banned drug
since 2004.

“It is true I was an armed robber but after I was arrested and remanded
in prison in 2011, I made up my mind to stop. It was my friend who took
me to Igbojaye village where we were suspected by the villagers. I rode
one of the two motorcycles we took there. We were arrested with two
motorcycles. I knew our gang leader then, Lanre Ekwueme, in Iseyin,
though he was from Akure, Ondo State. We also had two guns. 

“SARS operatives stormed our hideout in the night and arrested two of us
while our leader, Lanre, was gunned down when he tried to escape. I was
remanded in prison custody and only came out about six months ago. The
case was struck out. 

“Since I came out of prison, I have been following a politician as a
thug. I have been working for one of the gubernatorial candidates (names
withheld) in Oyo State. One of his boys, popularly called Alubarika
Risler, is the one in change of coordination of the activities of the
thugs working for the candidate. Anytime there was going to be campaign
in any part of the state, Alubarika would call us and we would come to
Ibadan to join the campaign train.

“On the recent case, I did not steal any motorcycles. I was only roped
in because the Iseyin people knew my history and believed that I was
still a dangerous person.
“On Saturday, January 10, 2015, I travelled
from Lagos to Iseyin to attend a carnival taking place in our town. The
gubernatorial candidate I was working for had a campaign rally in
Ibadan on Monday, January 12, so my intention was to go to Ibadan on
Sunday after the Iseyin rally, to prepare for the rally. 

“Before I came to Ibadan, Alubarika came to me in Lagos. He had five
guns with him, out of which he gave me one with three live cartridges.
They were all new and he told me he just bought them. He said I should
always have the gun with me anytime we would be going for campaign. 

“After disembarking from the vehicle that brought me from Lagos, I
mounted a bike to get to the centre of Iseyin town, only to be stopped
at a point by some people who said they suspected me. They searched me
and found the gun I had on me. They said robbers came to the town to
take their bikes and they were waiting to see if they would try to take
the bikes out of the town through the route I came in. They even
disclosed that one of them was shot by the armed robbers in the early
hours of same day. 

“When I looked at the people around, I saw some of those who knew I had a
criminal case in the past and I believed that they were the ones who
pointed at me as a suspect. They started beating me and took the gun, my
phone, cash (about N74,000) and my gold chain. They took me to Iseyin
police station from where I was transferred to Special Anti-Robbery
Squad, Dugbe, Ibadan. I was not caught with any bike and I did not shoot
anyone.”

Ibrahim said he was ignorant of the fact that it was criminal to possess a gun unlawfully.

“My parents warned me against going contrary to the law but I am a
stubborn person. This is the result of stubbornness. My past deeds are
still haunting me.”

He revealed that he was called Scorpion “because of my prowess in
subduing stubborn cows. I also trained in boxing, so I have always been
known as a tough guy.”

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