Friday, 29 November 2013

How we executed the deadly ‘Black Sunday’ robbery – Confessions of a notorious armed robber, Godogodo (PICTURED)

Godogodo and his gang: From left: Leke, Yinusa, Adelawo and Godogodo at the Police Command Headqauters, Ikeja, Lagos, Wednesday.
More details have been given in the case of notorious armed robber, Abiodun Ogunjobi, aka Godogodo and his gang.

The infamous gang is being held in connection with the September 9, 2012 robbery which is now popularly called the “Black Sunday robbery”
The robbery, said to have been led by Godogodo, resulted in the deaths of many and injuries to a number of others.

The armed robbery kingpin has given intricate details of how the robbery was planned and executed.
Vanguard reports:
Meanwhile, Godogodo, who was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, led by SP Abba Kyari, on August 1, 2013, has revealed how he coordinated the bloody operation.

According to Godogodo, “ On that fateful day, I called one of my boys, Sayeed Omolopa, to meet me at AlfaBeach in Ajah, and some other boys led by Kasali and Ejike. “They were about seven and my boys were five. Yemi Boss, who came with Ejike, said we should go to Agege and rob some bureau de change operators.

The agreement was that everyone will get what he lays his hands on. “We used two vehicles and over nine AK-47 rifles. When we got to Agege, some bureau de change operators that saw us ran to us thinking we wanted to change money and we opened fire on them and ran into their shops to pack all the money we found. “In fact, we robbed from shop to shop and we also shot sporadically to scare people.

We shot at people who tried to block the road and prevent us from moving. I can’t count the number of people killed in that operation. “Wherever people tried to block the road, we opened fire on them. The boys that went with me for that job were notorious, they were difficult to control but they all feared me.

We made a lot of money from the operation “While we were trying to escape, we met a team of policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, and we thought they were after us. On approaching them, we opened fire on the van and killed all the police in it and collected their rifles and escaped through Lagos-Abeokuta road.

“Money was not shared after the operation because everyone took whatever he was able to grab. When I got home I realised that I made over N500,000, but some days later, I was informed that one of my boys, Tosin, made over N6 million from the operation.

“Everybody made a lot of money from the operation. I didn’t bother to read the newspapers the next day to know the extent of damage but I knew many people lost their lives in that operation. You know, as robbers, we do not go for operations to kill but we kill when we don’t have an option.” 

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