A suspected One Chance robber, Adeleke Rasaq, 24, has confessed to men of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, in Lagos, after he was arrested alongside his gang members, Lucky John, 22, in Abule-Egba, Agbado Oke Local Council Development Area, that times are hard and the prevailing economic situation is affecting their business.
Rasaq noted that they do not make as much money as they do in the past after he had to resign as a factory worker to join the One Chance robbery gang.
“We do not make much money like before. The present economic condition in the country has greatly affected One Chance business. We have not been able to make much money— everywhere is dry.” Rasaq said.
Another gang member simply identified as Frankly who said he had to quit his pick-pocketing act to join Lucky (one of the gang members) also verified Rasaq’s claim when he informed they hadn’t made much money in over a week.
“We have not made much money since Monday (last week). We have been sharing N20,000, N30,000 and N40,000.
“This is unlike before. When I operate alone, I could make close to N150,000 daily. Now, business is so difficult.”
“When you work alone, you might not make much. It has not been easy working independently lately. So we have to team up to make more money to survive. Both of us live in Badagry.
“Every day, we come to Abule Egba, Agege, Fagba, Egbeda to operate. As soon as we make enough money, we would retire for the day.”
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, noted that all the One Chance robbery gang members who have been transferred to SCID for further investigations, sadly had roots in Ajegunle and they would be charged to court when investigations are completed.