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Photo: 4 Armed Robbers Who Robbed Family For 6 Hours In Ikorodu Lagos Arrested

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August 31, 2016 – Picture: 4 Armed Robbers Who Robbed Family For 6 Hours In Ikorodu Lagos Arrested

The Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, has arrested a four-man gang that had allegedly been terrorising residents of the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

We learnt that the suspects – Akin Ayotunde, Isaac Ogbonna, Sola Dede and Sodiq Lawal – specialised in lurking around houses at night and switching off their victims’ generators before attacking them.

They, however, met their Waterloo last Thursday when they were arrested after invading the apartment of one Bello Hakeem in the Igbe area.

Our correspondent was told that the suspects spent six hours in the victim’s duplex and went away with his car, generator, money, phones, Automated Teller Machine cards, modems, laptops and cash.

They also stole his wife’s jewellery and withdrew N100,000 using one of the ATM cards.

Hakeem told our correspondent that around 11.09pm on Tuesday, he observed that his generator suddenly went off and he asked two of his children to go outside and fix the problem.

“About five minutes after they left, they were forced back into the house by four men, who were armed with knives.

“They ordered us to cooperate with them. They searched the house and made away with three laptops, six phones, three ATM cards, a new 3.5KVA generator, one 75alms battery, two modems, jewellery, cash, and my Toyota Corolla. They held my family hostage for six hours before leaving at about 6am the next day,” he added.

Hakeem, an environmental scientist, said he reported the incident at the Ijede Police Station, adding that the suspects were able to withdraw N100,000 from his First Bank account before he deactivated all the stolen ATM cards.

He said two days after the incident, a friend called him that a car that looked like his own had been put up for sale.

He said operatives from the SCIID, Yaba, were alerted and the suspects were rounded up.

The four suspects, who confessed to the crime, said they operated with knives to avoid bloodshed.

[Source: Metro Plus]



  1. red

    August 31, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    The last paragraph got me laughing like a baby without a single care in the world. Knives can equally kill. The bottom line is that you guys were armed and made away with properties. Anyways,good for you.

  2. fifelomo

    August 31, 2016 at 5:07 AM

    They said” they operate with knives because they don’t want to shed blood” are knives not harmful? Bloody thieves.

  3. Maryf

    August 31, 2016 at 5:26 AM

    Look at their faces like that of mosquitoes. Do good job, they can’t but to steal. May they rot in jail.

  4. Keeping it real

    August 31, 2016 at 5:41 AM

    Pay back time with some heavy jail time it doesn’t matter what weapon used for the operation,robbery is robbery period

  5. Metu Nyetu

    August 31, 2016 at 5:48 AM

    KNIVES TO AVOID bloodshed! Which kyn statement be that? Even spoon could be used as a lethal weapon.

    JUST LOOK how young that these criminals are! Gone are the days that only old men drove the wheel of crinality. Teenagers and adulescents have now taken over. If you want to predict the future of a people, look at their youths. I just pray that this doesn’t get further down to toddlers.

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    August 31, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    These wicked souls virtually took up residence in the victim’s house to unleash terror on his family. Six looooong hours, WOW! And they really harvested. That is enough to traumatized an hypertensive patient to death by their mere presence besides the presence of knives in the entire scenario.
    However, thank God for the knives for that qualifies the incident being treated as Armed Robbery. Let’s hope there will be proof enough to get them the punishment they deserve.
    @Metu Nyetu, Robbery is actually the crime of the young and able bodied because it requires much energy running, lifting things while foraging through other people’s houses looking for valuables. Old people are not agile enough for the actual robbery but mostly serve as Trainers and Juju Men holding the charms robbers so believe in. Nothing to wish on even one’s worst enemy.
    Ye ye washed out gunners ! Mchweeeeeew !!!

    • Metu Nyetu

      August 31, 2016 at 4:19 PM

      @BIG A.K., WHAT I ACTUALLY MEANT is that people as young as 15-20 now wield arms to rob on dialy basis, unlike when we were growing up. But I like the manner you analized the division of the underworld labour.

  7. D Hunter

    August 31, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    I suspect they are using knives for their operation now bcos they are still maybe new in the game and probably dont have money to go for Guns.

    But when they advance in the crime, they will use knives only for peeling Oranges but then, they will become an AK47 wielding predators. Thats if ever they get out of this…

    I take a stroll…

  8. sola olaniyi

    August 31, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    so knives is now toy abi…may u all rot in jail

  9. huchennar

    August 31, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    six hours in another man’s house is he your uncle.. chai there is God oo
    #clueless human

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