Robber Sold Pasuma’s N9M Range Rover Sport For N950,000’

Kasali Adegoke, the leader of the armed robbery gang
that robbed popular fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi aka
Pasuma, of his 2006 Range Rover Sport, says he sold
the vehicle for N950,000.A search on the Internet by
Punch correspondent, however, suggested that used
version of the vehicle sells for N3.5m, while a new one
costs between N8m and N9m.
The 32-year-old, who is currently in detention at the
Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ogun State, said he sold
the car to a receiver at Cotonou.
He said, “I have a receiver at Cotonou who usually calls
to place orders for any type of vehicle that he wants.
Before we stole Pasuma’s car, my buyer had already
told me that he wanted a Range Rover Sport. We were
just on the lookout for possible victims when we noticed
Pasuma’s car.”
Although based in Ogun State, Adegoke said he usually
comes to Lagos to steal choice vehicles.
On the night Pasuma was robbed, Adegoke said he was
merely roaming the Ahamddiya area of Lagos along with
some members of his gang when the musician was
PUNCH Metro had on May 29 2013, reported that a
nine-man gang attacked the fuji artiste around 9pm,
while he was on his way to a show.
Pasuma, who was dispossessed of other valuables in
addition to his car, was said to have hidden his face
from the robbers while the ordeal lasted. He was
dumped in a bush near Ota, Ogun State after being
stripped down to his underwear.
Adegoke said, “While he was with us, we had no idea
that he was Pasuma. We did not recognise him. It was
the next day that we realised that it was Pasuma car
we snatched the previous night when the news was all
over town.
“By that time, the car was already in Cotonou. We drove
it that same night to a border town in Ogun State where
one of the receiver’s boys was waiting to drive it back
to Cotonu. We were paid N950,000.”
Despite a deformed left hand, Adegoke confessed to
having killed over seven policemen during his six-year
career as a robber.
The police added that his eight man gang had killed
over 20 people.
“I was badly burned as a baby; I was just 13 days old
when someone threw a burning material through the
window on my bed. By the time I was rescued, the left
side of my face and my left hand were badly burned.
“Despite the handicap, I was able to master the art of
shooting with an assault rifle. I would rest the gun on
the ground while I loaded it and would support it with
my deformed hand while I shot,” he said.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police Mr. IKemefuna
Okoye, had last Monday, paraded Adegoke along with
three other suspects in Abeokuta.
Led by the SARS Officer-in-Charge, Mohammed Tijani,
Adegoke was reportedly arrested in the Obele area, a
border town between Nigeria and Benin Republic. He
was said to have been critically injured in a shoot out
with the police.
Adegoke reportedly led the SARS team to arrest other
members of his gang at their hideout in the Iju-Ishaga
area of Lagos State.
Okoye had said that the gang members had confessed
to killing the former South West Coordinator and Ogun
State Commander of the Vehicle Inspection Officer, Mr.
Yomi Bamgbose, in 2011, as well as the killing of five
policemen attached to the Quick Response Squad at the
Ijemo Agbadu and Mowe/Ibafo areas one year ago.
The gang was also said to have allegedly killed about
11 policemen in Kwara and Lagos states and were
responsible for the death of five policemen in the Imeko
area of Ogun State, in a bullion van attack in September
They were also said to be responsible for the killing of
four members of the Ogun State Vigilance Service and
three filling station attendants in Ifo last June.
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