Lockdown: Hoodlums invade Ogun streets, rob residents

A notorious gang leader, identified simply as Felix aka Confidence, is on the run after unleashing terror on residents of Dalemo community, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Felix, an ex-convict, had reportedly led his gang members numbering about 200 to invade the community around 9pm on Tuesday and rob any resident in sight of their valuables, including phones and cash.

City Round learnt that the gang also overran a checkpoint at Dalemo junction where some policemen enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown order were deployed.

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It was gathered that the hoodlums operated freely until a reinforcement team led by the Agbado Divisional Police Officer, SP Kuranga Yero, arrived at the scene.

A resident of the area, who gave his name only as Debo, said it took the operatives some time to prevail on the hoodlums who confronted them.

He said Confidence had been terrorising the community and its environs for about two years but peace returned to the neighbourhood when he was arrested by the police last year.

He stated, “I learnt that he was released from prison recently. He has now returned to the community. Around 9pm on Tuesday, people were outside chatting when he and his boys stormed the streets and started robbing.

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“They collected phones and money from anybody they saw and beat them up. They also invaded the police checkpoint at Dalemo Junction. Those policemen had to call for a backup from Agbado division. They (hoodlums) were about 200 led by Confidence. He is a young slim man of about 25 years old but he is dangerous.”

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Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the thugs also raided neighbouring communities – Campbell, Odewale, Ojurin and Ope-Ilu, where they were repelled by some angry youths.

“Confidence is a notorious criminal. He was arrested by the police with a gun last year. I was surprised when I saw him on the street about one month ago. His group is called Fesemule and he has about 200 gang members. They usually invade a place en masse and rob people,” the resident said.

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