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Notorious Armed Robber Confesses: I Paid My Tithe In 3 Churches In Warri To Ask God For Forgiveness

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Notorious Armed Robber Confesses: I Paid My Tithe In 3 Churches In Warri To Ask God For Forgiveness

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January 25, 2016 – Ikorodu, Festac & Agbara Bank Robberies Mastermind: I Paid My Tithe In 3 Churches In Warri To Ask God For Forgiveness

The mastermind of the audacious bank robberies that took place last year in Ikorodu and Festac areas of Lagos, among others, who was arrested a week ago by the Special Armed Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, Clement Abanara, better known as Millions is now singing like a canary.

The once fearsome and dreaded bank robber has seen the aphorism ‘many days for the thief but one day for the owner of the house’ come true for him.

In the secure confines of a special location where he is being interrogated, 42-year-old Abanara, a native of Obembri, Warri North Local Government, Delta State told Sunday Sun reporter how he got his nickname, Millions.

He said that his father was very poor wooden boat carver, but somehow he bought a Yamaha speedboat engine to use on one his boats. Within a week of the birth of Clement Abanara, on November 11, 1973, the Yamaha-powered boat started earning money for him, to the extent that the family’s fortunes shot up. And within three months, the father was able to build a zinc-roof house in the village.

Seeing that his birth brought the family good fortune, Abanara said that his mother, Evelyn, named him Millions, a pet name signifying wealth.

But not long after, the father died. The death of the family’s breadwinner brought more poverty. The children stopped schooling. Millions himself withdrew at Primary Three and went into felling and cutting of timber for 10 years. After leaving the timber trade, he worked as a wine tapper for two years in his village while his mother took to fishing to support her family.

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Recalling those days, Millions said: “We were very, very poor, so down in the village. We stopped going to school and my brothers went into timber work. They are still doing timber work and I am the one who helped them. I am the only member of the family who can stand up and speak and people listen.”

While he worked with his brothers in the timber business, Millions gradually began to manifest the attitude of the animated cartoon character, Voltron, Defender of the Universe. In his own case, he saw himself as the defender of oppressed children and consequently took on the nickname ‘Voltron, defender of children in the village.

Millions told Sunday Sun reporter that he hated injustice and bullying and would resist it to any point. He said he would go the extra mile to fight for people whether they sought his assistance or not.

“When I was young, I used to fight. I never wanted to hear about somebody being oppressed. If two people were fighting and I didn’t like that one was beating the other, I would join the other person being beaten to fight the person beating him,” he said. As he was growing up, one major incident eventually concretized his desire to make money by any means.

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He recounted it this way: “There was one rich man in my community. One day, I had issues with his son and I beat him. That day, the man brought policemen from Koko to my village and arrested me. They took me back to Koko and locked me up. After I was bailed, I looked up and said to myself, ‘So, it is because this man has money that is why he did this to me. No matter what happens, I will get money.”

True to his words, Millions did all he could to make money. He worked for prominent militant lords in the Niger Delta and they generously took care of him as he made good money from serving them. After the government granted amnesty to the Niger Delta agitators, Millions said he established his own illegal local refinery, and began producing diesel (automotive gas oil) which he sold to buyers from Apapa and Cotonou.

From the huge amount of money he made from the illegal crude refining business, he built two mansions in his village, which left his kinsmen in awe. People often met him for financial assistance.

Millions maintains that his fearsome public persona, acquired from his robbery exploits, is not a reflection of his real personality. Rather, he said he is kindhearted and had helped a lot of people in his village. In recognition of his charity works in the village, he was bestowed with the chieftaincy title, Ebvmeiwe 1 of Ogbembiri, Warri North Local Government Area. The title which means ‘the man who does good’ was conferred on him in 2014 with a huge party held in his honour.

But today, as he sits in a secure cell in the custody of SARS, Millions is filled with regret for the shame his past exploits that brought him ill-gotten wealth has caused his mother who is on sick bed in Sapele, Delta State.

Though he claimed to have told his wife from outset that he was involved in illegal oil bunkering, he exonerated her, saying that she did not know half of what he was involved in, particularly the robberies.

After his spectacular robberies, he would travel back to Warri to relax with his family: “When I get home, I sit down with my family and think. I don’t go out to clubs or show myself outside. That was the mistake Kelly Foto made. He was spending money at a party when the government had not paid us amnesty allowance. From there, he was caught.”

Millions claimed that he was a member of three churches in Warri, where he regularly paid tithe. He further disclosed that at the end of 2015, he sowed seeds of N5000 in each of the churches as a way of asking God to forgive him for his sins and involvement in the robberies that took place at Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara.

[Reported By Sijibomi Oyedepo Fatayo, Sunday Sun]

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Jayeoba

    January 25, 2016 at 4:39 AM

    You will rot in jail bastard.
    So you are among those that killed a pregnant woman. You are accursed forever

    • RAPO

      January 25, 2016 at 7:42 AM

      WAO DELTA IS PART OF BIAFRA BECAUSE OF THE OIL!!! HEADLESS FELLOWS. GOD PUNISH ALL CRIMINALS..

  2. Jacob Flow

    January 25, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    Pls don’t waste tax payers money to feed this rascal in jail. ..pls feed this bastard to the hyenas in the zoo.

  3. Yekini Ayebola

    January 25, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    ur tithe is a waste God wil lnot accept it

  4. sola olaniyi

    January 25, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    God dont need your tithe.

  5. Olanrewaju

    January 25, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Ur tithe can never be acceptable unto God

  6. Oke Joe

    January 25, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Self delusion. God is interested in your heart felt repentance and not your money.

  7. Divine Moses

    January 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    ok, u don try well well, remain d government to make their speech

  8. Queen Bee

    January 25, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    you will rot in jail! Bastard!!!

  9. youknow

    January 25, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    u government should live him*cause no job in nigerian pple are suffarin

  10. Jilo

    January 25, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Each time most of these notorious criminals make a confession, they will be saying oh! I used that money to build a church or I donated most fractional of that money to church. To me this is nonsensical and meaningless words. God did not force you to go and rob or kill your fellow human being because you want to sow a seed in his house. The God that I serve will never burden any soul beyond his/her capacity. If you want to voluntarily make a donation from your wallet you are free to do so provided you did not hurt anybody and the source of your money is genuine. Do not attract the sympathy of people by saying that after all, profit made from killing people, has been donated to the house of God, that is a foolish statement. During the course of your robbery, you have wasted many lives and committed the greatest sin by making a lot of children’s fatherless and turned many women into widows. The seed you sowed will never germinate. You have had your time and enjoyed it while it last, now it is time for justice to take its course. As foolish as you are, you never taught that everyday is not a Christmas and invest the money that you illegally made through bunkering and multiply that instead of turning to an armed robber. You are a disgrace to your village and your entire family.

  11. Ms ERANKO

    January 27, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    AH AH AH AH heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,
    SO , YOU PAY YOUR TITHES TO THREE CHURCHES, TO BRIBE GOD,SO THAT GOD WILL USE YOUR TITHES TO DO SHOPPING AT BALOGUN MARKET, AH AHA AH .

    ARE YOU TRYING TO BRIBE GOD ? SO THAT YOUR BUSINESS WILL BOOM ,
    YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ESCAPE JAIL.

    PLEASE YOU FORGOT TO PAY YOUR TITHES TO THE WITCHES , YOU NEED TO PAY US ,
    SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU STOP THE JUDGE COMING TO THE COURT, THE JUDGE WILL ALWAYS SLEEP OFF AND WAKE UP LATE TO COURT.

    DO NOT WORRY, BECAUSE THE WITCHES WILL HELP YOU,
    PLEASE COME TO OUR TEMPLE AND PAY ANOTHER TITHES TO [ AWON IYA MI AROGBA AASO ],

    ,
    PLEASE PAY YOUR TITHES TO THE WITCHES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE JAILED.

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