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Robber Exposes Herbalist Giving Information To Robbery Gangs In Lagos

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Robber Exposes Herbalist Giving Information To Robbery Gangs In Lagos

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September 6, 2016 – Robber Arrested After Robbing Wealthy Woman In Itire Lagos Exposes Herbalist Giving Information To Robbery Gangs

A suspected robber, Segun Taiwo, has disclosed how a herbalist gave him information on how rob an 81-year-old woman. According to Taiwo, the herbalist, who was treating the woman’s daughter, cunningly got information from his patient about her mother’s wealth and residence, and then gathered robbers to attack.

On the day Taiwo and his accomplice attacked the old woman’s home; they carted away $10,000, £5,000, N100,000 and a box containing assorted jewellery.

The old woman’s home was robbed at the weekend, at about 8p.m. The woman’s call for help alerted operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos, who were on patrol. They arrested Taiwo, while his accomplice escaped. When police went for the herbalist, it was discovered that he had fled his lair.

The woman was robbed on Oduduwa Street, Itire, Lagos. Taiwo said that he was invited to partake in the robbery by the herbalist, identified simply as Demola. Taiwo noted that the man promised to share whatever loot they were able to get from the woman’s apartment 50-50.

He said:

“The mastermind is a herbalist. He was treating the woman’s daughter (name withheld), who had a sore in her right foot. Whenever the patient visits him for treatment, he would ask her for information about her mother.

“Unknown to the patient, he was collecting all necessary descriptions and information needed to carry out the robbery. After a while, he told me that we have a special operation. He added that his patient must not be aware because we were going to their house to rob her mother.”

Taiwo said that the herbalist knew the exact description of the woman’s apartment, time to attack and the exact place she kept her money and valuables. He added: “We carried out the robbery successfully. We gained entry into the two-storey building and headed straight to the old woman’s flat.

From our preliminary investigation, we got to know that the first flat, opposite the entrance gate was hers. We went straight inside the flat without any stress. We met the old woman. She sat on a mat in the sitting room, praying. We dragged and threatened her with machete and axe.

We told her to surrender all her belongings, including foreign currencies or else we would waste her life.” Taiwo said the old woman cooperated with them and handed over a bag filled with both Nigerian and foreign currencies. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, said that the command was making effort to arrest the gang leader.




  1. Keeping it real

    September 6, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    Lord Jesus have mercy on us. Horrible things every minute of the day.

    81 years old woman have such a huge kind of money at home and chose a harbalist to treat her daughter. Thanks to God the bandits did not hurt you in anyway.

    • red

      September 6, 2016 at 12:33 AM

      My thought exactly dear.I don’t really get why she chose such method concerning her daughter’s treatment. How old is the girl in questions to have given out all those information ?

      As for the robber, say cheers!
      Damn boy,you’re too f**king ugly.

      • Keeping it real

        September 6, 2016 at 2:18 AM

        @red I don’t think this is his real face,he probably developed that ugly face after some heavy beating.kinda look good on him though.

        • red

          September 7, 2016 at 11:18 PM

          Hahahahaha…@keeping it real!
          My dear you’re really mouthed .
          Well said.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    September 6, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    “THE HERBALIST KNEW the exact description of the woman’s apartment, time to attack and the exact place she kept her money and valuables.” All this information was giving by the girl. How naive! How infinitely stupid of her to give out even the plan of their house to a stranger like that!

    @KEEPING IT REAL, WE NEVER CAN tell if they have been told that the sickness is a spiritual case, in which orthodox medicine is not the way. But my wonder is what that amount of money is doing in the old lady’s house.
    BUT THAT OLD LADY HAS a couple of questions to answer.

  3. fifelomo

    September 6, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    God will ever be there for those that serves him. They met the woman praying, they threatened to kill her and she released all in her possession. Lo and behold one of the thieves was caught. I have said this often times, ” The heart of man is desperately wicked” no one to be trusted.

  4. fifelomo

    September 6, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    @ Red, the young lady couldn’t have given the information cheaply like that, I guessed she was under the influence of juju.

    • red

      September 7, 2016 at 11:20 PM

      You’re right dear because she gave out lots. You nailed it perfectly.

  5. Thricy

    September 6, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    An 81 year old lady? How old is the daughter and how stupid can she be to give out such valuable information? Honestly to my thinking this daughter has some explanations to offer. You cant just give out such info to a complete stranger without any tangible reasons. Am sure she needed some of the goodies herself if she went as far as telling the man wea her mum kept money.

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    September 6, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Robbers and herbalists, always together, like five and six. The old woman must be one of the traders in Lagos who are forever traveling abroad for some activity or the other….. Old money people most probably. It is also likely she or other members of the family were to travel out of the country soon hence the accumulation of cash to beat the cumbersome forex transaction procedures. There are many such people among the jewelry sellers, fabric dealers etc of Lagos so the presence of cash could be legitimately explained.
    Thank God the lady was not killed.t
    As for the robber in the police net, he is sure to sing to police. His cohorts will be caught before they are done. Ye ye people!!!

  7. sola olaniyi

    September 6, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    may God continue to protect us o

  8. huchennar

    September 6, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    i don’t think you people know how effective African magic can be sometimes..most especially in Nigeria were we are thoroughly made of black.. don’t put all the blame on the girl

  9. huchennar

    September 6, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    visiting an herbalist is not totally a mistake the mistake is visiting the dubious one..

  10. D Hunter

    September 6, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    The girl is as stupid and naive as her age, and the old woman is as conservative as her age. The harbalist is as wicked and devilish as his master the devil.
    Most important is the fact that one of the robbers is caught.

    Therefore, even fleeing robber is not safe yet.
    Its just a matter of time and his fate would be spelt out for him in a clear language. Death or imprisonment.

    I take a stroll…

  11. zuliyat

    September 6, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Am sure d herbalist use charm on her bcos she can’t be in her real sense and gave him that vitae information

  12. Ms ERANKO

    September 11, 2016 at 2:19 PM


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