A musician, Ekeh Maxwell, and a South African returnee, Victor Remi, have been arrested for robbing a laptop dealer of three Apple laptops valued at N1.5million at gunpoint.
According to report, 27-year-old Victor posing as a forex trader online out to buy three laptops, deceived the suspects’ victim into bringing the laptops at Acme in Ogba area of Lagos where they claimed their office was located with Maxwell acting as the driver to the South African returnee.
The pair were paraded at the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend with both owning up to the crime and gave accounts of how they perpetrated the dastardly act.
Victor said, “It took us a week to initiate, perfect and execute the plan. My colleague, Maxwell, borrowed his brother’s Camry car (FKJ 833 EZ) for the deed. We bought a toy gun and painted it. I told the dealer to meet me at Acme Crescent because we knew the location was a desolate area.
“While Maxwell drove, I sent the dealer a message on WhatsApp to bring the consignment to my office, last Monday. I told him that my driver would pick him up at Acme Crescent.
“Maxwell picked him at the designated point, while I joined then few meters from where he entered. He sat in front with the laptops. Immediately I entered, I placed the gun on his neck and ordered him to surrender them. We wanted to take his phone too but he pleaded not to be stripped of everything. We told him to alight from the car and we zoomed off.”