Three nabbed for robbing UK returnee, neighbour of valuables worth N14m

By AdvocateNews on 20/03/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 517

The suspects
The suspects

Three suspected members of a robbery gang operating in Ayobo, Ishefu, Baruwa and Gowon Estate areas of Lagos State, have been nabbed for allegedly dispossessing a United Kingdom returnee and his neighbour of cash and other valuables estimated at N14m.

The UK returnee identified simply as Tobi and his next door neighbour, Okeowo, were reportedly attacked about two weeks apart on Gemade Estate located within Gowon Estate.

One Aje, the kingpin said to be at large, reportedly led the suspects, Sheyi Olayiwola, Sadiq Adeniji and Maduka Godwin, to the two operations.

It was learnt that Aje alerted his gang shortly after Tobi returned from the UK in December 2020 and they stormed the victim’s house on the night of December 18, carting away naira notes and foreign currencies estimated at N1m.

The police also said the gang reportedly made away with seven iPhones, expensive jewellery and laptops valued at N10m.

“They gained access into Tobi’s compound through the fence and broke his kitchen burglary before going into the house to rob him with his own knives, carting away N1m, both local and foreign currencies, seven pieces of iPhone 12 Pro-Max and expensive jewellery valued at N10m.

“Two weeks after that incident, On January 4, 2021, the suspects returned to Gemade Estate. They robbed the home of one Mr. Okeowo, who is next to Tobi, using the same pattern. They carted away valuables worth over N4m,” a police report said.

It was gathered that operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team went after the gang after a petition was addressed to the IG, Mohammed Adamu.

The detectives reportedly traced three members of the gang to their hideout at Ikotun Market, where they were arrested.

Narrating his role in the gang, Adeniji, 23, said he participated in the raid on Tobi’s home, but did not mention his actual share of the proceeds.

He said, “I am a tyre repairer and married with a child. It was one Aje whom I met in Ikotun Market that initiated me into the gang.  It was Aje that led us to that Gemade Estate. He had lived in that area. He called us to go to the house of the man who just returned from London.

“Everybody went away with what they took from his house. I don’t know the total value of what we sold but I made good money from the operation.”

Godwin, 19, said he had run away from his father’s house in Ojo to join the gang in Ikotun, adding that they targeted phones and cash in their operations.

He added, “We usually sold the stolen phones at the Akala area in Mushin. Aje is the leader of our gang and he is also the person who identifies where we would rob.

“We don’t use guns. In the daytime, we would gamble with the money we made from robbery and by night, we would group ourselves and visit any house we think the owners are rich and have valuables.”

Twenty eight-year-old Olayiwola, who is married with two children, denied participating in Gemade Estate’s robberies but admitted to have followed the gang to six other robberies at Ayobo, Ishefun and Baruwa areas.

He said, “We carried out those robberies after breaking into the houses from the windows. I got a total of N250, 000 as my shares after the operations.”

Posted 20/03/2021 07:47:06 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Why DSS should quiz Pantami – PDP

Constitution Amendment: Gov Umahi makes case for state...

Again, Kogi govt rejects NCDC COVID-19 results

Petrol crisis in South-East worsens as IPMAN withdraws...

Obi Cubana immortalizes late mum with $100,000 diamond...

Gunmen block Sokoto-Gusau Highway, abduct three-bus load of...

IPOB, Ambazonia Defense Forces team up

IMT final year student jailed for $15,000 internet...

‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters block Abuja airport road...

Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce...

Kanu’s Arrest: We’re seeking explanation from FG, says...

Operation RP: IG Baba orders Police to go...


Latest News Biafra: Business in Southeast crumbling, IPOB must end sit-at-home now – Ohanaeze Political opponents abducted Anambra Labour Party’s Gov candidate, party alleges Aviation stakeholders hail Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to air safety Afenifere to Buhari: Ignore Gumi, declare bandits as terrorists UN issues ‘Urgent Appeals’ to Nigeria, Kenya, seeking explanation for Nnamdi Kanu’s illegal abduction, detention, others 22 governors apply as FG disburses model ranch funds next week Benue: Ortom assents to law to empower volunteer guards bear weapons Former Enugu SSG, Dan Agbo, is dead Zamfara: Residents flee as bandits attack ten communities in one week Senate committee approves N1,000 daily feeding allowance for prison inmates PDP demands probe of Justice Aliyu Usman by NJC for entertaining Secondus’ case How I was detained by EFCC in Abuja for two days – Sen Anyim


Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (194,218 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (194,217 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (194,217 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (194,216 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (194,213 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (194,211 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (194,205 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (194,088 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (189,552 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (188,818 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (150,319 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (148,633 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.