A 20-year-old refuse bin carrier, Musa Hassan, who was recently arrested by the police in Lagos, has confessed hiding guns, arms and ammunition for notorious criminals terrorising Ikate Itire area of Lagos.
The suspect, who was sighted at a glance following a tip off from members of the public, was arrested by detectives of the Rapid Response Squad patrol at a dump site in Ikate while trying to hand over a black bag containing the weapon to a client.
Hassan, who hails from Nasarawa State, confessed to the crime and said that he usually keeps guns for one Taofick Ayinla who uses it for his robbery operation
He was about handing over the bag to Ayinla who upon sighting the police abandoned the bag containing the weapon and took to his heels.
During interrogation, the suspect said, “As a refuse truck disposer, I give information to robbers. Whenever people ask me to come into their homes and carry dustbin and I see there are good household appliances or even a car, I give the house address to robbers to go and operate.
“ If they are successful in the operation, I am rewarded in cash. Sometimes N5,000 or even more depending on how much they get.”
Hassan said also claimed he sleeps at the dustbin site and in the morning he will start his daily refuse work.
Items recovered from the suspect include one locally made pistol (cut to size), six expended bullets, jack knife and a long UTC axe painted with black and red at the bottom.
The police said the suspect will soon be charged to court when investigation is concluded.