BY IFEANYI OKOLIEGodogodo
LAGOS — Notorious robbery czar,Abiodun Ogunjobi, aka Godogodo, who was arrested recently in Lagos State, is currently telling the police how he coordinated some of his operations within Lagos and some South-Western states.
Vanguard gathered that the 36-year-old native of Ogun State confessed to some high profile deadly robbery operations within Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah axis of state.
Police sources told Vanguard that Godogodo has also confessed to the gruesome killing of four officials of the Department of State Services, DSS, whom he met at Alpha Beach Hotel located around Lekki area of the state in August 2012.
Vanguard learnt that Godogodo, who was discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, where he received treatments from bullet wounds sustained during his arrest, weekend, told his interrogators, at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, that he was left with no option than to kill the DSS operatives who he said posed immense danger to his operation in the hotel.
A source who craved anonymity said: “Godogodo told us that he didn’t know that the people he killed at Alpha Beach Hotel were DSS officials.
“He said a member of his gang he identified as Yinusa, told him that some policemen who were lodged in one of the hotel rooms had a fisticuff with a member of his gang and when he went to the room, he said he opened fire on everybody to prevent the police from attacking him.”
Vanguard further gathered that the Lagos State office of the DSS is preparing to liaise with the Lagos State police command to prosecute Godogodo.
Meantime, euphoria was high in SARS detention cell when Godogodo was brought in from LASUTH.
Sources told Vanguard that other robbery suspects detained in the cells chanted Godogodo’s name as he was led into his cell.
It was also gathered that the cell marshal where Godogodo was detained relinquished his position as the head of the cell immediately he stepped in there.
It was also gathered that the breakthrough that led to Godogodo’s arrest came after a three-week intensive search for the bandit in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Vanguard gathered that the officer in charge of SARS, Lagos, Abba Kyari, re-inforced the search for him few days after the gruesome murder of the owner of 04 Hotel in Ajah and six others.
The search for Godogodo had been on in Lagos and the South-West for close to two decades.
The policemen were already getting weary until the O4 hotel incident rejuvenated the search. . Sources told Vanguard that Kyari intercepted information linking Godogodo to Ibandan and he was able to arrest a close member of his family who led police to his mansion at Olowu, Egbeda area of Ibandan.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.