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


Three suspected members of a robbery gang operating in the Ipaja axis of Lagos State, who robbed a UK returnee of valuables worth N14million, have been paraded by the Police 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, the Punch reports.

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.

ovu: Monday, 22 March 2021 at 3/22/2021 03:55:00 pm


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