Since 25-year-old Al-Mustapha El-Zakazi, an Ivorian living in Lagos, became a robber few years ago, he had never encountered a victim who was not afraid of a gun. But when he set out for his robbery run along the Mile 2-Ajangbadi Road, Lagos on Wednesday, he did not imagine he was going to meet such a person either.
El-Zakazi had notified a friend of his, 24-year-old Abiodun Johnson, of his plan for the day after borrowing a gun from another friend of his, who is now at large. El-Zakazi said he could not ride a motorcycle and needed a wheelman, a purpose Johnson was supposed to serve.
They set out that morning and soon encountered a commercial motorcyclist, whom they beckoned on, pretending to be passengers. El-Zakazi, who is now in custody of the Lagos State Police Command, told our correspondent, “As soon as the okada man stopped, I pointed the locally made pistol at his head and told him to come down from the motorcycle. Read more