My Boyfriend Made Me Dump Prostitution & Join Armed Robbery -- Girl Opens Up

Date: 31-05-2014 11:09 am (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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This what you get in a society where government doesn't make deliberate efforts to rescue the vulnerable. 24yrs old Sherifat Bakare, is a young lady one could describe at first glance as pretty. But as she sat on the ground in front of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ogun State Police Command in Abeokuta, one cannot but imagine how deadly she might have been on operations with her robbery gang.

“I was hustling before Raji, my boyfriend, told me to join his gang,” Bakare began. But When she was asked to elaborate on what she did as a “hustler,” she explained that she meant prostitution.

“The gang asked me to sit in the front of the vehicle so that when we were stopped by policemen on the way, being a woman in the front seat would make them unsuspicious. But during the operation, the police cornered us and Raji was shot dead.”

Bakare in company with four other members of her gang, were apprehended on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by the men of Ogun State SARS, who had been on their trail after receiving a tip-off about the gang’s plan.

It all began a few weeks ago, Bakare narrated. She said another member of the gang, Bola Onasile, (also in SARS custody) had approached her boyfriend about the availability of N70m in a wealthy man’s house in Joju area of Sango, Ogun State.

“I have only gone on two operations with them. I don’t know him (Onasile) well. I only know that he was the one who brought the job.

“Raji gathered other members and they snatched a vehicle (a Nissan Quest) around Iwo Road, Ibadan. We decided that the vehicle would be used for the operation."

Bakare did not betray any emotions as she narrated how the operation went.

Asked if she smoked Indian hemp like other members of her gang, she said, “I have never tasted it, I only smoke cigarette.”

But when our correspondent asked about her parents, tears streamed down her face.

“I am from Idofian in Kwara State. My father is late but my mother lives in Ibadan. She has no idea I do this kind of job and she does not even know I am in police custody.”

Bakare explained that she was a prostitute in Lekki where she was making up to N5,000 per day until about two years ago.

“I was living with a security guard in a house at Osborne in Ikoyi. The landlord of the house was out of the country. I was going from there to ‘hustle’ in Lekki every night.

“Raji was a good helper to me. That was why I decided to leave prostitution when he begged me. When he introduced me to armed robbery, I asked him if there would be no problem and he assured me that there would be none. When we started dating, I did not know he was an armed robber though.”

Asked how much she was promised out of the N70m they were going to steal, Bakare said whatever went to her late boyfriend would have accrued to her as well.

The young lady said she learnt photography when she dropped out of secondary school but had not been able to practise the trade because she did not think she could make much money from it.

During Punch’s visit to the SARS office in Abeokuta, 36-year-old Onasile, who brought the N70m job, was in a way evasive when asked how he knew about the money. He later said that an acquaintance of his, a man named Tunde, informed him about the money.

Onasile said, “Tunde is like a brother to me. He told me the man we were going to rob was his relation. He said the man had N70m at home. I told him I had no boys who could do the job. But he was always disturbing me about getting a gang together to do the operation.

“Few days later, I informed Raji about the operation and he told me he could get boys for the job. We planned to sell the vehicle we snatched after the operation but we did not know how police got to know about the operation. Tunde ran away when the police were after us.”

Onasile said he was a revenue collector for a local government council in Lagos before he lost the job when a new chairman weeded out excess employees from the council.

Posted: at 31-05-2014 11:09 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- tankNZ at 31-05-2014 11:19 AM (7 years ago)
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Wow! Very sad.
Posted: at 31-05-2014 11:19 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osaweseforme at 31-05-2014 11:53 AM (7 years ago)
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how e take concern me, u got what you deserved
Posted: at 31-05-2014 11:53 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dynasty4all at 31-05-2014 12:00 PM (7 years ago)
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EVIL COMMUNICATION CORRUPTS GOOD MANNERS, BE CAREFUL WITH PEOPLE YOU ASSOCIATE WITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 31-05-2014 12:00 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 31-05-2014 12:14 PM (7 years ago)
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Y is d man keeping such huge amount of money at home, dis girl d two ways when u choose na destruction, ashewo and armed robber, thank God say no be u die, na him make u dey narrate story, well u go learn when dem free u
Posted: at 31-05-2014 12:14 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- odprince at 31-05-2014 12:24 PM (7 years ago)
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If the police will start killing criminals.then shall our youths be useful in the society ,,as long as the police and lawyer take bribe,the society will not have peace....a prostitutes is also a criminal..you learn a better job and live it for other useless life....just rest for days or years..
Posted: at 31-05-2014 12:24 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 31-05-2014 12:45 PM (7 years ago)
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SEE WETIN SWEET DICK PUT U NOW....E TOO SWEET..
Posted: at 31-05-2014 12:45 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gmarley at 31-05-2014 12:56 PM (7 years ago)
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sad
Posted: at 31-05-2014 12:56 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chicco77 at 31-05-2014 01:14 PM (7 years ago)
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silly excusse
Posted: at 31-05-2014 01:14 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 31-05-2014 01:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Bad pikin them
Posted: at 31-05-2014 01:20 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Originalsly at 31-05-2014 01:39 PM (7 years ago)
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Government had nothing to do with this. Didnt the girl say photo money is too slow? This is the get rich quick youths....prostitution or armed robbery.
Posted: at 31-05-2014 01:39 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- steveoneal at 31-05-2014 02:12 PM (7 years ago)
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from prostitution to armed robbery, none is better than the other,, from frying pan to fire, now the boyfriend that made you dump your first job will eventually help dump you now in jail.. 70m, no one to trust these days, the relative gave them the job, na wa oo,
Posted: at 31-05-2014 02:12 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 31-05-2014 02:31 PM (7 years ago)
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kkk
Posted: at 31-05-2014 02:31 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 31-05-2014 02:47 PM (7 years ago)
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Sad
Posted: at 31-05-2014 02:47 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 31-05-2014 03:08 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 31-05-2014 03:08 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- graceoneday at 31-05-2014 03:46 PM (7 years ago)
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Pray for mercy & say your morning prayer for forgiveness of sins of the flesh. Also pray for the young girl & her gangs. Know u not that a HUNGRY Man is AN Angry MAN? The road of life is rocking & you may stumble too. So before you pointing fingers, be sure your hands are clean. Judge not
Posted: at 31-05-2014 03:46 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wysetots at 31-05-2014 03:55 PM (7 years ago)
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From frying pan to fire.

Hope you learn....by the time you're out....you'll know freedom is better than money.
Posted: at 31-05-2014 03:55 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 31-05-2014 03:55 PM (7 years ago)
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From frying pan to fire.

Hope you learn....by the time you're out....you'll know freedom is better than money.
Posted: at 31-05-2014 03:55 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Topsylucas at 31-05-2014 03:58 PM (7 years ago)
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Abegi! If u do the crime, get set 2 do the time. No time 4 crap.
Posted: at 31-05-2014 03:58 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- christianity at 31-05-2014 04:59 PM (7 years ago)
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wetin concern me for inside wetin no concern me.abeg face the music
Posted: at 31-05-2014 04:59 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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