by ‘Jola Sotubo
Popular Nigerian Fuji star, Pasuma, might have cause to heave a sigh of relief as police in Lagos State have arrested three men suspected of being part of the gang that robbed him of his Range Rover SUV and other valuables about four months ago.
The three men were apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the Ikeja area of the state.
According to reports, the suspected leader of the gang simply identified as Ade, reportedly bought a Toyota Camry car, with his own share of the loot.
Pasuma, had reported in May 2013, that he was robbed of his SUV and an undisclosed sum at gun point at Amadiyah area of Egbeda. Asides robbing the musician said to be on his way to a function, the gunmen also abducted him and one of his aides, drove a distance before dropping them off at Itele, a boarder town in Ogun State.
The suspects identified as Fatai Balogun, Wale Akinjobi and Gbenga Kolawole during interrogation, confessed to have come all the way from Ogun state to operate.
A source, who craved anonymity told newsmen that the police launched a manhunt for the gang after Pasuma’s encounter, during which they were intercepted.
The gang, as gathered, also attacked a wealthy man in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos,where they robbed him of N500,000, his mobile phones and other valuables. After the operation, one of them, Wale who resides around the area reportedly dug a hole at the back of his compound where he buried his weapon.
But unknown to him, a resident said to have sighted him, alerted the police who quickly arrested him and transferred him to the SARS.During interrogation, Wale reportedly confessed that his gang robbed Pasuma. His confessional statement, as gathered, led to the arrest of other suspected members.
Fatai Balogun, told newsmen that leader of the gang, Ade, got the highest share from Pasuma’s loot. “He was the one who searched Pasuma and collected money from him. But nobody knew the amount he got. Few days later, he bought a Toyota Camry car with the loot but gave us peanuts.