Armed robbers lynched by mob in Lagos, burnt alive [Graphic Photos]

A Nigerian man, Sky Joe residing in Lagos has shared the story and photos of how suspected Armed robbers were burnt alive by an angry mob after they were caught.
Joe Sky wrote on the robbers being burnt alive:
“Ok, I posted Mercedes Benz and their ranges are the years passes bye just yesterday and begged my youths not to die for the new model for there will always be a new model.
Meanwhile these fellows disobeyed and decided to die for the maybe 2017 model while there will be a new model by next year so they st out for robbery, now they didn’t make it because the law did not catch up with them but their fellow barbarians in human nature caught up with them, They have been burnt to ashes now by some aspiring arm robbers who are lucky not have guns on them today.
Now these youths are gone all in the name of fast money while they could be handed over to the government to face the law, and maybe who knows they will learn their lessons and turn a new leave.
I am not supporting them for stealing but I am blaming this ones and you who sent in these pictures, why didn’t you alert the police with the time you spent taking pictures to upload for likes and comments.
Now what difference do you make of these lives wasted here? At the last day, ”If there be a last day” Everyone must surely answer to the call.
We are living in a country where barbarians wear cloths and lions have human face.
Once again Nigeria Ntooor.”
[Tori]

Notorious robbery duo terrorizing Lagos Island nabbed

Two Lagos Island youths, Olamilekan Kosoko, 21 and Tobi Quan, 28, who have been terrorizing Lagos Island residents have been arrested by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS, for alleged armed robbery.
According to the Police, the suspects on 5 November, 2016 invaded Aroloya Street in Isale-Eko, Lagos Island with Mascot and Lookman now at large, armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons to rob residents of various houses and carted away their properties.
However, luck ran out on them when they returned to the area on 6 November, 2016. On sighting them, some residents sent a distress call to the DCP in charge of FSARS, Mr. Ibrahim Kaoge, for help.
The DCP dispatched a team led by Insp. Rotimi Ola to the scene to rescue the residents from the robbers.
On sighting the police, Mascot and Lookman, now at large, according to investigations reportedly opened fire on the police and in the ensuing gun battle, the two managed to escape while Kosoko and Quan were arrested and taken to the station.
During investigation, according to the police, Quan allegedly confessed to the crime that they have robbed residents of Ebute-Metta, Ajah and Lagos Island with guns and sold the stolen properties to their receiver, Zazi Mohammed Usman.
He led the police to arrest the receiver. Quan also allegedly told the police that Mascot and Lookman are the owners of the three guns and five cutlasses they used for the operation. All the suspects were arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate court, Lagos on a four count charges of armed robbery and receiving stolen properties.
Police prosecutor, Insp. Abraham Fadipe said the offences the accused persons committed are contrary to sections 5(b) and punishable under section 1(2)9(a) of the robbery special provision act CAP 393 and (a)(b) of the robbery and firearms special provision 1 act CAP xxi, laws of the Federation of Nigeria and sections 409, 326(1) of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The plea of the accused persons was not taken and magistrate Mrs. A. T. Omoyele ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody for DPP’s advice on the matter.
She adjourned the case until 16 April, 2017 for mention.
[Tori]

Armed robbers steal worshipers in Ondo, share loot in church

Suspected armed robbers at the weekend invaded some churches in Akure, the Ondo State capital, and robbed worshipers of their money and other valuables.

The men were also reported to have carted away the churches’ offerings, running into millions of naira.

The churches affected, according to a report, were located along Ondo Road and the Fanibi area of Akure.

Punch reports that the bandits also shared their loot in one of the churches before they vanished into thin air.

It was gathered that while the robbery was ongoing, some church members managed to call the control room of the Ondo State Police Command, but there was no response from the command.

A source said the robbers were armed with guns, machetes, iron rods and sticks, adding that they beat some ‘uncooperative’ worshipers.

She said, “After finishing our vigil at about 3am on Saturday, all of us were going home when some armed men met us on the road. They told us they were members of a vigilance group in the area and they asked us to go back to the church.

“They followed us to the church. On entering the church with us, they locked the door from inside. One of them brought out a pistol and asked us to lie down and face the ground. They collected everything on us, including our phones and money.

“As we lay face down, we heard them sharing the money they had stolen from other churches they had earlier robbed. From their conversation, we discovered that they must have attacked no fewer than four churches before ours.”

The victim added that the robbers fled through the windows when they learnt that policemen were on the way.

The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, adding that the command had commenced investigation.

“We have taken action. We have deployed our surveillance team in that area and very soon, we will arrest the hoodlums,” Joseph said.

[Daily Post]

Robbers who attacked cocoa merchant, his son, nabbed in Ogun [Photo]

Men of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested three robbery suspects in connection with an attack on a cocoa merchant and his son.

The suspects identified as as Olumide Ifelowo, Abiodun Bayegun and Fatai Sowunmi launched an attack on on Isaiah Sowunmi, a cocoa merchant and his son, Abiodun Sowunmi at Ogunmakin area of the state, in an attempt to dispossess them of their valuables.
It was gathered that a distress call put through to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Owode Egba, CSP Sheu Alao, who went with a police team to the scene of the incident led to the arrest of  Ifelowo.

The victim, Sowunmi, was said to have identified Ifelowo as the one who shot at his son. Upon interrogation, Ifelowo reportedly confessed that he and one Jeje were invited for the robbery by Bayegun and Fatai.

He said further that Fatai provided them information that the victim had a lot of money as a cocoa merchant. His confession led to the arrest of Bayegun and Fatai, while a cut-to-size shotgun loaded with a live cartridge was recovered from them.

The victim of the attack, Abiodun was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical care. The state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) unit for discreet investigation.
[Nigerian Tribune]

Robbers pose as police sergeants, snatch bus in Aba

A suspected robber accompanied by others, who allegedly posed as police sergeants, has been arrested by policemen from the Central Police Station, Aba, Abia State.

Police sources told sources that the suspect, Samuel Okechukwu, in company of two others now at large, allegedly snatched a Datsun mini bus with number plates APR 244 YH, from the owner, one James Eke, along Pound Road, Aba.

However, luck ran out on the fake sergeant when the victim raised alarm which attracted a police patrol team that arrested the suspect, while other members of his gang fled.

Parading the suspect, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said the suspect had confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

He also paraded two suspects, Chinonso Kalu and Jude Eneh, who allegedly stole two power generating sets, property of one Apostle Abundant Collins of Akunwata Street, Aba, who employed them as security guards.

The stolen power generators were later recovered from the suspects, who confessed to the crime.

[Vanguard]

Members of notorious robbery gang nabbed in Lagos

The Lagos State Police on January 20, 2017 arrested two members of a notorious robbery gang along railway line by Moshalasi Alhaja area of Lagos State.
At about 04:15HRS of the said date the command received a distress call from a resident alleging that armed men were terrorizing inhabitants along railway line by Moshalasi in Agege.
The patrol team were mobilized to the scene, immediately the miscreants sighted the policemen they opened fire on the policemen, the police responded and two of the suspected armed robbers were apprehended.
The suspects had robbed different victims at gun point, but with the swift response of the police operatives some stolen items were recovered and taken into custody as exhibits.
A cut to size locally-made double barrel, six (6) rounds of ammunition, eleven (11) handsets of different brands, laptops, two (2) television sets and wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the suspects.
Effort is on to effect the arrest of other gang members at large as the suspects apprehended have confessed that their modus operandi is to rob unsuspecting members of the public and dispossess them of their property and sold for cash.
The commands’ PPRO SP Dolapo Badmos said the suspects will be transferred to SARS for further investigation as she advised members of the public to be vigilant and be rest assured that the Lagos state police command will do its very best to keep criminals and criminal activities at bay in the state.
[Tori]

Police dock notorious kidnappers, robbers after deadly gun battle in Yuga Forest, Bauchi [Photos]

The Bauchi State Police command have docked some deadly robbers and kidnappers after a deadly standoff in Yuga forest.

On sighting the police/hunters, suspects opened fire which triggered a fierce gun battle. After incurring heavy casualties, hoodlums abandoned their rifles and escaped into the Bush with bullet wounds.
In a related development, following intelligence report, the command also arrested 19 suspected kidnappers in various locations as follows; 3 suspects in Yuga Forest, Toro LGA, 1 suspect in Jimi village of Darazo LGA, 1 suspect in Tama District of Toro LGA, 2 suspects in Ningi LGA, 3 suspects in Kundum of Bauchi LGA, 3 in Giwa hamlet of Toro, 3 suspects in Ganjuwa LGA, 1 suspect in Tashan Durumi in Toro LGA and 2 suspects from Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi State respectively. The command further arrested a suspected informer and negotiator of the kidnappers in Gilliri Village of Bauchi LGA.
Exhibits recovered include:
Eight AK 47 Rifles
One AK 49 Rifle
One G3 Rifle
Two Automatic Pump Action
One double barrel gun
One Single Barrel gun
One Sub Machine gun
One Locally made Pistol
Six Machetes
Eleven Magazines
Forty Nine (49) Cartridges
Nineteen (19) ammunition of LAR rifle
Three Hundred and Thirty (330) assorted Ammunition
Sum of Three hundred and Eighty Eight Thousand One Hundred and Ninety Naira (#388,190.00)
One charm
One padlock and chain
Two blue magazine bags
Two Expanded ammunition of 7.62mm
One Jincheng Motorcycle
Three GSM Phones
Thirty Seven Cows (37)
Twelve Sheep (12)
Meanwhile, Forty Eight hostages were rescued in good condition of health. And efforts are being intensified to apprehend fleeing suspects. Members of the public are urged to assist the police with useful information by reporting suspicious persons, especially those with bullet wounds to the nearest police station for prompt action. The Command further warned members of the public to desist from screening suspected kidnappers under false pretence that they have repented without proper consultation with the police, please.
CP ZAKI M. AHMED
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
BAUCHI STATE COMMAND,
BAUCHI.
[Tori]

Robbers attack unsuspecting motorists along Asaba-Ughelli expressway in Delta

Some motorist were recently ambushed and robbed at gunpoint along the Asaba-Ughelli expressway in Delta.

Majority were forced to park along the road after the personal assistant to Delta state governor, Ossai Ovie Success, and security agents were alerted and drafted to that section of the road.

Writing on his Facebook page, he wrote,

“ATTENTION: ROBBERS ON THE ROAD..PLS BE CALM. THOSE PASSING THROUGH OSSISSA AND KWALE, ALONG ASABA-UGHELLI EXPRESSWAY SHOULD PLS STAY CALM AND DONT PANIC …. WE HAVE ALERTED SECURITY PERSONNELS.”

In a similar development, the Delta State police command successfully arrested four armed robbery suspects operating in military uniform.

[Source: Pulse]

TRAGEDY: Retired policeman, wife killed by robbers on their way to church in Taraba

A retired policeman, now turned pastor, was mysteriously murdered with his wife and two other people by robbers in  the Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Sources learnt that one other victim was in a critical condition and receiving treatment in a hospital in the state.

Our correspondent learnt that the retired policeman, who had become a pastor, had attended a religious conference with his wife in Jaki, Kwande LGA, Benue State, on Friday.

They were on their way to Taraba State on Saturday when they reportedly met a roadblock mounted by the robbers.

A member of the publicity team of the conference, Ben Dzwa, said Joseph and his wife were with three others, when they were attacked in their car.

He said, “He left the event venue on Friday with his wife, Cecilia, who was the woman leader of NKST Nachi-Bali Consistory Women Fellowship, and Atese Anum (another pastor’s wife) for Zaki Biam, where they spent the night.

“On Saturday, the couple set out for the Bali LGA of Taraba State where they were based. In Katsina-Ala, they assisted two women who were heading towards their direction, making their number five in the vehicle.

“At about 9am on Saturday, they passed Gidan Gawa, along Katsina-Ala-Takum Road in Taraba State. There is a portion of the road that is bad and vehicles must slow down to avoid accident; so, they also slowed down. It was on the road that some armed young men came out of the bush and ordered them to stop and they obeyed. The robbers demanded money from Joseph. Nobody knows what really happened that led to shooting. They just shot him and his wife, who was in the front seat.”

Dzwa said the corpses of the couple had been deposited in Zaki Biam.

The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, confirmed the incident, adding that a total of four people died in the incident.

He said, “The incident happened around 8am on Saturday. It was an armed robbery attack. While they were on the road, some armed robbers blocked the road and also fired at the vehicle. As a result, two died instantly, including a retired police officer. His wife also died. Two others died later, while the fifth occupant of the car is in a critical condition and receiving treatment at a hospital.”

[Punch]

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