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Lagos Bloody Sunday Armed Robbery Gang Arrested, Rocket Launchers & Other Ammunition Recovered

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Sept 26, 2012 – Lagos Bloody Sunday Armed Robbery Gang Arrested, Rocket Launchers & Other Ammunition Recovered

The gang that carried out a series of major armed robbery operations in Lagos on the 9th of September 2012 has been arrested.

The gang which consist of 3 men whose names’re: Uche Okeagbu, Emmanuel Ezeani, & Chinonso Nwagwu were caught on Tuesday.

According to the first suspect’s confession, he got a share of N2 million from the operations.

The police said the suspects were members of the gang that carried out the Rambo-style robbery operation in Lagos on Sunday, 9 September during which several policemen were shot dead.

Uche, who was paraded along with Emmanuel Ezeani, 23, and Chinonso Nwagwu, 23, allegedly told his interrogators that he participated in bank robberies in Ibadan and Uyo and his share was N500,000 and N800,000 respectively.

The police also said Uche confessed that he was involved in the robbery at First Bank, Shere, Kwara State, where he was given N800,000.

The three suspects, who were arrested in Lagos with rocket launchers and different kinds of weapons, declared that they are not members of Boko Haram sect.

The police at State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, recovered two buses the suspected robbers were using as their armoury: They were specially built for hiding their weapons.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Umaru Manko told journalists in Lagos that the vehicles and the weapons were recovered at Ilembe Hausa area in Ajangbadi, Lagos.

Among the items recovered from the buses include 9 AK47 rifles, 2 general purpose machine guns and a rocket propel grenade launcher.

Also recovered are 225 AK47 loaded magazines and more than 10,000 live ammunition.

The police also recovered dynamites with detonator and Infinity SUV with registration number GGE 808 AE belonging to one of the suspects.

The suspects, Uche Okeagbu from Imo State, Emmanuel Ezeani from Anambra State and Chinonso Nwagwu from Enugu State, all in Southeast Nigeria, allegedly confessed that they are armed robbers.

Uche told journalists that he was not an armed robber but was arrested because his elder brother was a suspect. He said he used to see his brother with the two suspects but did not know that they were armed robbers. But police insisted Uche confessed during interrogation that he’s a robber

Chinonso, according to the police, confessed to have been involved in the Diamond Bank robbery in Akure, Ondo State; UBA, Oshogbo, Osun State; GTB Okene and Sky Bank, Auchi in Edo State and Kogi where he got a total of N2 million.

Emmanuel was also mentioned as a member of the gang who have participated in several robbery operations in the past.

According to the Lagos Police boss, Manko, the arrest of Uche led to the arrest of both Emmanuel and Chinonso.

Manko said the police were more battle-ready to combat crime in the state, adding, “We made a commitment after the last robbery incident in Lagos where some policemen lost their lives.”

He said it was the determination of the police that gave rise to the arrest of the suspects. He promised to fish out the other members of the gang who are still hiding. (pmreports)



  1. Ochimana jerry

    September 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Kudos to nigeria police 4 their galant performance

  2. Prince Dim Akin

    September 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Men de vex! De mean dis biz…. With all dis ammunition!

  3. Jimi Falade

    September 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    The last paragraph of the news seems to be interesting, where Mnako said they made the commitment to be battle ready after Police officers were killed in the last robbery. Himmmmmm, so asuming no Police officers lost of lives, there wount be any battle ready? What it meants to me anyway. Good that they were cought, but how are will sure they were the real culprits?

  4. Jimi Falade

    September 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    @ Deese Dee Mr Falade is a cobller.

  5. Adewale k adegbindin

    September 27, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    Keep working but police should stop collecting money & intimidating poor masses

  6. Peter Brown

    September 27, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    These guys are exetremely weaked. I wish them hardest stay in Panti.

  7. Larry humble

    September 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Naija na wa oh, abeg mak they investigate uche issue.

  8. emmy

    September 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Their own don finish for this life wey dem come… Out of all the uncountable opportunities with which they could stay alive on earth, they chose Armed Robbery… Is it not better to go and ask for help from prophet T.B Joshua, or join his football Academy?

  9. emmy

    September 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Their own don finish for dis life wey dem come. So of all the opportunies with which someone can stay alive on earth, they chose Bloody Armed Robbery… Is it not better to go and ask for help from ***** or join his Football Academy?

  10. Ann

    September 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    But eye witnesses said these guys were led by a female. No female is mentioned or shown among the caught ones! Are they really the robbers. All the same, thank God they were caught.

  11. Popoola J Olufemi

    September 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Nigeria police are d best when they could be back up by d good officers who are ready to serve.

  12. Oma Amanda

    September 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Nawaoh for dis guys0000. How were they able to get all dis sophisticated weapons. May God save us frm dis dare-devils.

  13. Olumide Ojo

    September 28, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    deese dee you can be calling peole fool on social media everybody has right to their opionon and views.

  14. stv

    September 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    They should also investigate how they get such weapons. I’m sure our security agencies don’t have some of these. NA̶̲̥̅ wah ooo!

  15. Chidi

    February 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    first of al, dis guys ar 4rm d sth east,wat sot of insult do dey protrate 2 d pple of Igbo community.
    2ndly, wer do dey get al dis sophisticated wipons 4rm.
    Dis guys didn’t try at al.

  16. dan

    March 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    lol……the police picks out pick pockets from the streets and flash them On TV and say they have caught what what next two or three months they will pick on some common pick pockets n flash them on TV displaying same wepons shown..the police are fking playing wit everyone they are the dam criminals .dont allow this liers to deceive u all

  17. Chibrwn

    April 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Pls dis guys stop spoiling my state name Anambra, we ar Vry rich in any aspect why nt go and join in any business den 2 be doing armed robbery now u Hv seen Wot u guys Hv caused 2 ur selfs(may god forgive Una)

  18. gbolahan

    April 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    what a pity.hope u can nw c that it does’nt pay to be a robber.thanks for the great job@ police…

  19. jerry audu

    April 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    GPMG and RPG, where did the armed robbers get them???

  20. ikechukwuuzor

    July 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    A na wao na the morney i dey strogle find they 1 cach eseylly dey most pame

  21. Jerrryking

    November 9, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    why would d police arrest someone just because his brother is a suspect. This is highly illegal.

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