A 21-year-old barber, who allegedly led a gang of armed robbers to rob his elder sister and her husband in Ijoko area of Lagos, has claimed that although he knew about the robbery, he was not part of it.
According to John Ige Damilola, who was paraded alongside a car dealer at the state police Command Ikeja, “I was not part of the robbery operation. I am not the gang leader. I operate a barbing saloon in front of my sister’s building.
“One of those who attacked and robbed my sister and in-law is my customer. My barbing shop is in the same building where my sister lives, but I do not live there.
“I could not speak out because they informed me of their intentions. They came around 9p.m. But I closed my barbing saloon at about 7p.m. that day. I was arrested because the people that came to rob my sister and her husband implicated me.”