3 men face trial for alleged abduction, robbery, impersonation

Three men, on Tuesday, appeared at a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for impersonating as staff of the Department of State Services (DSS). The defendants, Offor Menam, Waziri Williams, and Victor Udoh, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, abduction and robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of one million, each with two sureties, each in like sum. Akindele also adjourned the case until Sept. 18 for hearing. The prosecutor, Fidelis Ogbobe, had told the court…

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Police arrest man who led gang to rob neighbour

The Ogun Police Command on Wednesday arrested one Adegbite Taoreed for allegedly robbing one Mr Wale Okeyingbo of his car. Taoreed was arrested with one other accomplice, Taiwo Raheem, in Soyoye, a suburb of Abeokuta. Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, paraded the suspect at the premises of the Federal State Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS), Magbon, Abeokuta. Oyeyemi said that policemen at Lafenwa Division received a distress call from Oke Odo community in Soyoye area of Abeokuta that armed robbers numbering about six had invaded the community.…

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Job seeker remanded in Kirikiri Prisons over alleged robbery

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a job seeker, Olisa Anachuna, at Kirikiri Prisons for alleged armed robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi, who did not allow the plea of the accused to be taken, ordered him to be remanded in prison. She adjourned the case until July 30 for mention. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem told the court that Anachuna, 25, residing at No. 15, Bonny Str., in Mile 2, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and armed robbery. Raji said that the accused committed…

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Civil Defence kills 1, captures 2 in Benin robbery

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The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Friday killed one person and arrested two other suspects, involved in a robbery at Ikpoba Slope in Benin. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Efosa Ogbebor, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the incident in Benin. He said that the hoodlums were among a gang of robbers that robbed motorists on the Benin-Auchi highway at Ikpoba Slope late on June 7. Ogbebor said that on that date at about 9:45 p.m., the command…

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2 men face trial over alleged kidnapping, gunpoint robbery

Two unemployed men — Douglas Eze and Vincent Uchenna — who allegedly kidnapped a man and robbed him of N3, 000 at gunpoint, were on Monday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The Chief Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, who gave the ruling, said the duo should remain in Kirikiri Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP. Eze, 26, is a resident of No.…

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Suspect: I took to robbery after dad disowned me

A 20-year-old man, Fatayi Saka, has told detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command that he took to robbery in order to survive after his father disowned him. He said: “After my father sent me away from home, I decided to come to Lagos. When I got to Lagos, I stopped at Mushin. It was the people that welcomed me at Mushin that introduced me into robbery. I was first taught how to snatch phones.” Other suspects arrested alongside Saka are Isa Lasisi, 20 and Samson Fabiyi 33. They…

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It’s in my blood to do evil, says robbery suspect

A robbery suspect, Bello Umar 32, yesterday told the police that it was in his blood to rob and do evil things. Umar was among four notorious armed robbery suspects, arrested by the Niger State Police Command, in Fulani Camp, Ibelu Village, Magma Local Government Area of the state.  Aside from Umar, other suspects are Bala Ahmadu, 35, Isiya Garba, 24, and Isuhu Usman, 20. The police said that the men were part of those that had been terrorizing Magama area. They were said to have been arrested based on a…

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Soldier held for robbery warns CP: ‘Don’t call me fake’

Sergeant Anthony Okologbo, attached to the Nigeria Army Engineering Regiment, Onitsha, Anambra State, has been arrested by policemen from the Delta State Police Command for driving a stolen vehicle. Okologbo, 32, with No. 03NA/53/4586, was intercepted in a stolen Rav4- Jeep with registration number EKY 297 EJ. He was driving the car, while in army uniform and had two other occupants with him. The two occupants have been identified as Kelly Ogun, 38, of Peoples Club, Mkpor Road, Onitsha and Chiko Kiku, 25, of Ugberami community, Ughelli, Delta State. Okologbo,…

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I was introduced into robbery in prison…Robbery suspect

A 29 years old armed robbery suspect, Kola Ogunbiyi said yesterday that he was introduced to armed robbery and the members of his gang when he was in prison as awaiting trial suspect. Ogunbiyi who was paraded alongside other 12 armed robbery suspects said he was given N25.000.00 as his own share from the sales of the car snatched at gunpoint in different parts of Ondo State. One of the vehicles snatched at gunpoint belonged to a police officer. The vehicle was recovered alongside the service rifle belonging to the…

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Police nab soldier, Inspector for hijacking trailers, robbery

Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Abiodun Odude, yesterday paraded a gang of eight fuel-laden trailer hijackers. Among them was a serving soldier and a Police Inspector. They were paraded at the Eleyele Police Command, Ibadan, along with 36 other suspects involved in sundry criminal offences including armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction, cultism, stealing, among others. The suspects, Corporal Sikiru Balogun with service number 96NA/4310863 and Herbert Mbachu, who absented himself from service without permission, were arrested for having used their official uniforms at various times to stop and hijack…

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