By Stanley Azuakola
Why does one commit himself to a lifetime of robbing, raping and preying on the weak and unsuspecting? That question was put to one such suspected criminal and his response was – revenge.
The man, who identified himself simply as Igwe, is now a guest in one of the police cells, after detectives trailed him to a popular hotel in Oregun, Lagos. He was arrested together with a friend he’d recruited to join in his operations.
They operated in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja by luring innocent women and robbing them of expensive jewelries, handsets and cash running into millions of naira.
However, in an interview with the Vanguard, he said he had no apology for doing what he did. He said that a lady he picked in Lagos in 2010 when he came back from South Africa rubbed him after he sucked her boobs and slept off. After that incident, he set out to exert revenge on women.
“When the friend left and we were about to make love, I asked her to take her bath but she refused and said we will do that after sex but while I was romancing her, I sucked her breasts before I went into her. But shortly afterwords, I started feeling very dizzy and immediately fell asleep; I did not wake up until 6.00am. When I woke up, I discovered that she was gone; quickly,I checked my bag to see if my properties were still intact but I was shocked that the $30,000 I brought back home and all my jewelries were gone.
“I immediately ran to the security guard to inquire if they saw her and they admitted seeing her on short, and when they asked where she was going, she told them that she was going to get toothpaste and soap. I rushed back to my room and I check the wardrobe where she kept her cloth and I discovered that her bag and a pair of trouser were still there.
“After waiting for a long time and she didn’t return; I realised that I had been robbed by a prostitute. There and then, I decided to take my pound of flesh from women. I can not count the numerous women I had done this to. But now, I have realized that what I was doing was a transferred aggression; which is not good.”
He said that his method involved going out at night, pretending to be a rich man with plenty of
money to spend. He looked for well dressed women, who had expensive jewelries on, as well as phones and then asked them out. When they got to the hotel, he drugged their drinks, raped them and robbed them afterwards.