The robbery gang responsible for burgling the residence of comedian, Basketmouth, have made a confession.
The leader of the gang, Chibuzor Ugwu, 24, said he specializes in vehicle vandalism and theft of auto-parts.
He often engages in these anytime he visits Lagos, but claimed that he and his company had no intention to rob Basketmouth.
They found out that they were at the comedian's home only after entering through the kitchen.
“Anytime I come to Lagos, I take my gang to vandalise vehicles and steal auto parts. We normally targeted Toyota and Honda vehicles.
“But the day we robbed Basketmouth’s house, we had operated on some vehicles in the area that day.
"We then peeped into a compound and saw a very nice car. When we gained access into the compound, we realised we could make more money by robbing the occupants of the house.
“We then used a bolt cutter to enter through the kitchen. It was when we entered the house that we realised that it was Basketmouth’s house. We saw the pictures of him and his family on the wall."
Ugwu and his accomplice were shocked when the comedian told them that he had no money in his apartment.
According the gang leader, they had anticipated that they would cart away a huge amount of money from the operation.
“We searched the whole apartment and found nothing. We only got a $200 note in his wallet along with the mobile phones in the house which he handed to us.
“Eventually we left with the little we could find, we were not ready to hurt him because it was clear he was telling the truth when we searched everywhere and found no money.
“We sold the phones to a friend, Osama at the Computer Village in Ikeja and the gun I took to the operation was purchased for N80,000 in Benue State."
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects stated that they would soon be charged to court.