A set of twins, Taiye and Kehinde Balogun, (pictured ) have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos for robbing a factory belonging to Reckitt Benckiser, Punch newspaper has reported.
Punch quoted police authorities as saying that the brothers, who were welders, were hired by a robbery gang to break into the company’s warehouse in May last year.
According to the police, the robbery gang robbed the company of soap, noodles and chemicals worth N17 million.
According to the report, they were arrested in February 2014.
The 27-year-old twins, however, claimed that they were not aware that they were being hired for a robbery operation, the report added.
Kehinde was quoted as saying:
“Around May last year, we were called by one guy known as Yankee who lives near our workshop in Agbara. He took us to meet one Deji. Deji claimed to be a storekeeper at the factory, saying he had misplaced his key. He took us to the warehouse and said we should break the locks open. After breaking the locks, they told us to help them load the chemicals into some trucks. They said they were under instructions to transfer the cartons to another warehouse. After helping them load the goods, we were given N10,000 each.”
According to Punch report, the police have rejected their story, insisting that the twins were aware that it was a robbery operation.