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Ogun State Chief Arrested For Leading Armed Robbery & Car-Snatching Gang

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August 10, 2016 – Ogun State Chief Arrested For Leading Armed Robbery & Car-Snatching Gang

The officials of Ogun state Police command  have arrested a local chief in Kokoro near Idiroko for allegedly being part of a car snatching syndicate in the border area of Ogun State.

Mr Abdul-Majid Ali, Zone 2 Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of police, told newsmen that the suspect was arrested along with 14 others by the newly-created Zonal Investigation Squad (ZIS).
According to the police, the suspect, a 49-year-old ex-convict, and his gang are notorious for terrorising residents of border towns in Idiroko area.

“I am an ex-convict and I was in prison in 2005 where I spent a year for armed robbery.
“I was called last week to Abeokuta where I was arrested for being in possession of an AK-47 rifle which I know nothing about,” said the suspect.

Another member of the gang, also an ex-convict, confessed that the syndicate specialised in stealing cars from Nigeria and taking them to Benin Republic.

“I kept an AK-47 in possession of the local chief, but was arrested with a locally made short gun and 10 live cartridges,” he added.
According to the police, members of the gang were arrested on their way to rob a fish depot in Ijoko area of Ogun State.

The police said that the gang also confessed to have snatched an AK-47 rifle from a police officer.
Also paraded were six other suspects arrested for armed robbery, receiving of stolen items and kidnapping.

Others were four men arrested for allegedly issuing dud cheque, fraudulent conversion, obtaining under false pretences and cultism.
Two other suspects, who allegedly tricked a USA-based woman to pay $40, 000 into their bank account, were also paraded.

The squad which was set up last month by Zone 2 police command for crime control in Lagos and Ogun, also recovered five locally-made guns, 21 live cartridges and 1 imitation gun.



  1. Omokehinde

    August 10, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Two of those 14 criminals and armed robbery gang were ex-convict for seroius crimes ranging from illegal gun possession and previous armed robbery records. My question to Nigerian Police and our highly corrupt legal system is why are those criminals still on our streets killing and terriorising our people? This criminal local chief and his gang of 14 armed robbery should be jail for life, but if there are evidence that they have killed innocent Nigerians during their past robbery operations anywhere in Nigeria, they should face death penalty. Even as tough as Nigerian economy is today, there is no excuse for anyone to be involved in armed robbery operations. The problem we are currently facing Nigeria is that some idiots want to live above their means, some want to oppress without good jobs, and some are just lazy people. If you can’t secure job right now in our tough labour market, go into farming, poultry, fishery, animal husbandry, and relocate to your village for cheap farmland and cheap labour. No matter what? People must eat. Therefore, the easiest way out of poverty and impending food shortage in Nigeria is massive investments in Agriculture by individual citizens, foreign investors, local, state, and federal government. NO EXCUSE FOR ARMED ROBBERY!!!

    • saeed

      August 11, 2016 at 12:01 PM

      We need them to be death

  2. fifelomo

    August 10, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    ???? @omokehinde, that was a brilliant comment.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    August 10, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    His status as an ex-con should have disqualified him as a chief. What kind of people is he “chiefing”?

  4. Big Aunty Koks

    August 10, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    A “CHIEF” involved in Armed Robbery? Simply remove the letter “C” in his title and substitute it with the letter “T” to establish his current status and have him addressed as “THIEF” so and so which is just what he is. Chiefs are expected to be honorable people and not title for hoodlums. Mchweeeeew!!!

  5. Truce

    August 11, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    Until d day nigeria starts killing notorious robbers, kidnappers, rapist and corrupt leaders, dis country will not be at peace. Bcos d perpetrators are now getting more confident by d day.
    When someone is used to a particular lifestyle they are not easy to change, they will only continue in d act. So d only alternative is to wipe them out inorder to discourage those who are about to follow in dat direction.

  6. sola olaniyi

    August 11, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    He is not a Chief but a Thief

  7. huchennar

    August 11, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    @aunty_kok don’t be surprised it is said that a flute does not just sound unless someone is playing it.. this set of people should either be sent to a lifetime in jail or killed by firing squad like it is done in the past. imagine ex convicts still coming back to steal… (and i saw something like “it is there luck” on an earlier post that prisoners escape from prison)

  8. Maryf

    August 11, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Chief bad people. Its hard to come across a decent and truthful chief this days. Thank God he’s caught.

  9. Ms ERANKO

    August 12, 2016 at 9:43 PM


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