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Basketmouth Security Guard, Gate Man Arrested For Fleeing During Robbery Attack At Comedian’s Home

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September 8, 2016 – Basketmouth Security Guard, Gateman Arrested For Fleeing During Robbery Attack At Comedian’s Home In Lekki Phase 1 Lagos

The officials of Lagos Police command have arrested popular comedian Basketmouth’s gateman for allegedly fleeing the scene of a robbery attack.

The suspect whose identity was not disclosed was arrested after some robbers entered the comedian home in Lekki phase 1 yesterday and robbed him of his valuables.

According to a police source, the comic star was robbed less than an hour after he returned from the night club.

The source said police arrested the gate man for allegedly fleeing after the bandits invaded their home around 1:30am.

Contrary to what Bovi said on Instagram yesterday, Basketmouth told police he was robbed between 1:30am and 2:15am.

When Basketmouth opened the door for his gateman to run some errands it was then that the robbers entered the house.

He reportedly alerted police 5 minutes after the attack.

When asked why he didn’t call earlier, the comedian said he didn’t want a shootout.

Basketmouth has asked the police to release his gate-man because he and his wife trusted him.



  1. RAPO

    September 8, 2016 at 5:23 PM


    • Keeping it real

      September 8, 2016 at 6:59 PM

      @rapo read it over again. Police arrested the gateman as a suspect but Basketmouth asked the police to release him because HIM & HIS WIFE TRUSTED THE GATEMAN.

  2. fifelomo

    September 8, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Who wan die?

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    September 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Even if armed, it is unlikely the gateman alone could ward off attack if the bandits outnumbered him. Besides, the value of having a single guard is not his ability to arrest or resist thieves as much as the psychological value that passers by would, upon observing the guard’s presence think”there is somebody around” and thus serve as detergent to some petty thief. As concerns seasoned robbers, the guard’s value is that when incidents occur people will say the guard SHOUTED, thus raising alarm so the Oga can himself escape from the scene while neighbors call the police.
    Nobody can therefore blame a fleeing guard who is faced by armed robbers because all said and done, a guard is also human,, and only a man like you.

  4. red

    September 8, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Trust my friends in black called Ndi-police.
    Someone must pay for the crime.
    You the policemen in question, armed to teeth in large numbers can’t stand a 13 year old with knife not to talk of robbers.
    Yet you try to frame him .
    He’s job is to open and close the gate because he is not onye SARS.
    Thanks basketmouth for your understanding and so sorry it happened to you.
    Avoid staying out late. You’re the celebrity oh.

  5. Omokehinde

    September 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    That Gateman should be released immediately for applying wisdom that kept him alive today, but if he was involved in the plan to rob his boss, he should be charged to court. However, the Police has the legal right to question him about the robbery incident, but they cannot detain him for running for his life. The only thing Basket Mouth to do to him is to simply fire the Gateman for not foolishly laying down his lIfe at the entrance gate of his mansion. I don’t blame the man in anyway.

  6. D Hunter

    September 8, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Basket has acted maturely in a matter that others in his shoe would have acted otherise and he has earn more respect from me.

    Still strolling…

  7. Metu Nyetu

    September 8, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    WELL, I DO not know. The robbery lasted from 1:30am to 2:15am. The security man fled—safe to assume—at the beginning of the operation. He had about 45mins to alert the neighbours or the police. So where did he flee to that night?

    I BET that this gap is why the police, including myself, suspects him. Anyway, Basket Mouth had already asked for his release. Nothing else matters.

  8. adeoflagos

    September 8, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Basketmouth is probably not aware of the atrocities of security guards in that neighbourhood or elsewhere on the Island. Many of them have been directly involved in robbing their employers. An affluent woman, an insurance expert was robbed and murdered by her security guard in the Oniru area in Victoria Island. There is so many instances. In fact, security guards and house-helps are the No. 1 security risk in Lekki, VI, and Ikoyi.

  9. huchennar

    September 8, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    PEOPLE EEHHNN so una want make the gateman they wrestle them abi shey no be gate dem bin employ am make im dey open…

    kudos basketmouth you showed you were capable…you did what i would have done. nice one bro God will surely refund you in miraculous way


  10. Maryf

    September 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Are they trying to say the gate man is a suspect and that he planned the robbery attack if they were to be in his shoes will they stand there and watch their death

  11. sola olaniyi

    September 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    you have done well basketmouth

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